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online 4SKILLS resources

20 Oct

Some months ago I published a couple of lists with some online resources for ESL games in Preschool and Primary levels which became quite popular. Today I would like to share with you another useful list of online resources. This time they are websites that your older students in Primary level can use to practice and reinforce the 4 skills. If you have some computers, tablets or iPads that they could use at their own rhythm, this is your list ūüėÄ












I hope this list is as useful as it has been for me till now! Enjoy ^_^

Online ESL GAMES for Primary

18 Jan

A couple of months ago I shared with you all a list of online esl games to be used in class for preschoolers. Since I saw it was a very popular post, today I will share a same type of list but aimed at Primary level.

If you have got a smartboard, a projector, a computer or tablets in the classroom where you teach; letting your students play at their own pace will be a delight for them. Playing games where they have to use English is the best natural way for them to practice and improve their language skills. It doesn’t matter if some of the games are not esl games, any type of game where the English language is needed it already becomes a great resource.


www.english-online.org.uk/games/gamezone2.htm  all type of vocabulary games

www.eslgamesplus.com classroom and individual games by topics

www.mikids.com/thinking.htm thinking games for fun!

www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html number games, languages games and fun games by grades.

www.primarygames.com/¬†everything you need in one single website ūüėÄ

learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/kids-games  varied games by topic

www.coolmath-games.com/ Maths games!

www.englishclub.com/esl-games/ pure esl games by skills

www.poptropica.com a great adventures game

www.brainbashers.com/ for those students who always need more.


I hope you find them as useful as I do. Please, feel free to share with me your favourite esl online games websites. Together, we could make a fantastic data base ūüėÄ

Online ESL GAMES for Preschool

12 Nov



After some years of teaching very young learners, I guess I could say I have a decent list of useful online resources. I have spent many hours surfing the internet trying to find websites with suitable esl online games that I could play in class with my little pupils.

Next, I share with you all some of the websites that I like the most. If you have a projector, a whiteboard or a computer in class, it will be great to play these games as a classroom activity.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/ literacy, numeracy and science short games.

http://www.uptoten.com/kids/kidsgames-home.html coordination, classification and puzzle games.

http://www.learningplanet.com/stu/index.asp?tab=0 numeracy, matching and word games.

http://www.lego.com/en-gb/games/ fun games that can be perfectly useful for esl.

http://www.readwritethink.org/search/?grade=7&resource_type=16&type=32   word games.

http://pbskids.org/ fun games with popular cartoon characters.

http://do2learn.com/games/learningames.htm literacy, numeracy and fun games.

http://www.eslgamesplus.com/ I adore this one, it is just perfect for learning having fun!

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html word and letter games.

http://www.curiousgeorge.com/kids-games matching, counting and identifying games with Curious George!


I hope you find them as useful as I do. Please, feel free to share with me your favourite esl online games websites. Together, we could make a fantastic data base ūüėÄ




Using the “Text Message Language” in the ESL class

7 Sep


Today I was surfing the internet and I saw this image which reminded me of when I have used the Text Message Language¬†to work on the spelling. Lately, it seems that children and teenagers don’t care much about writing properly and they cannot be bothered with learning spelling rules. ¬†Unfortunately for them, there will be a moment in their lives when not being able to write well could become a problem for them or even a barrier to improve in life. Therefore, it is our task to help them understand how important writing correctly is for their professional future.

As usual, we must find not boring ways to help our students learn so they keep their motivation switched on. In this case, one way can be using the Text Message Language. 

There are many funny activities that can be done in class:

– You can start presenting to the whole group some of the easiest and most common abbreviations used when texting and they have to match the meaning:

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Before moving on to the next activity, you could watch this video that shows some of the abbreviations seen in the first activity plus some other ones:


– Next, you can give out a piece of paper with some sentences written in text message language and in small groups they can try to write them properly:

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– Later, there is another activity where they have to guess the receptor of each message. This time it can be done in pairs:

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There are also some online activities available related to the Text Message Language that can be done:



For further practise there are many worksheets that can be downloaded from this popular website:


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