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Using Board Games

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This week’s show is on using board games off the shelf.   Ron and Mark offer some suggestions for  how you can use board games in ESL classes and as communicative activities.

We cover:

  • games that are ready to go right of the shelf, like Scrabble, Pictionary, …
  • games you need to tweak a little, like UNO, Jenga, …
  • games you can use with a bit of imagination, like Monopoly, …

There are about 10+ game ideas you can use in your language classes.

If you have some ideas for using board games, let us know.  We’d definitely like to hear  about a few more ideas.  Post them here or over at the ESL Teacher Talk forums. Ask questions or leave comments about the show.

Thanks for listening!
Game of the Week: Simon Sheep

A fun group game to get students up and moving.  It’s great for practicing body parts, numbers, and it can be used to quickly get large classes into groups.  A quick fun game!

some downloadable games mentioned in the show: English Tycoon and UnScramble It!