Help! Need Games for older students


#1

Many thanks to BuLaiEn for starting a thread on Games (Click here)

I could use some games/activites for older students. I have a private class made up of 6 graduate students (who actually speak English pretty confidently – what do they need me for?!?!

Please post here


#2

Oops! I should have checked Dave’s Cafe before posting (duh!)

jfyi, here’s one I found there that seems to fit the bill: Who Killed The Foreign Teacher?

If anyone has tried this before, plmk how it went


#3

This is a serious reply.

Have you ever played Battleship with students learning English? I did a few times and they found it quite interesting.

I wrote up a summary of how to play it in a classroom situation, and it was printed in a book, so if you need a copy, let me know your snailmail address.

P.S. If other people also want to see this, can Gus post it as an Adobe Acrobat file somewhere on ORIENTED?


#4

I’ll post it here on Segue instead :slight_smile: – but not in Acrobat format

Game Grid

[code]SHIP: Aircraft Carrier
CODE: A
BLOX: 4
PTS: 4

SHIP: Destroyer
CODE: D
BLOX: 3
PTS: 3

SHIP: Cruiser
CODE: C
BLOX: 2
PTS: 2

SHIP: Patrol Boat
CODE: P
BLOX: 1
PTS: 1

SHIP: Submarine
CODE: S
BLOX: 2
PTS: 2[/code]
Draw a copy of the game board, and place 5 ships on it. Keep this grid out of view of your students.

Students separate into two teams. Alternating teams, students answer the teacher’s questions.

For a corrrect answer, the student make take a guess of any location on the board by choosing coordinates (like “G5” or “C6”)

The teacher replies, “You missed!” or “You hit my __________!!”

Points are schored according to the accompanying table. The team with the highest point total when the entire fleet has been sunk is the winner.

Sample Game Grid


#5

I was going to start another thread for this, but I wouldn’t want it to turn into the other jokes thread :frowning: , I mean :laughing: . I’m really new to all this and I’m sure this has been mentioned before. But…

I have a small group of college aged adults that I teach once a week. Since I’m new to the game of teaching (and since they’re english is already pretty good) I found that telling them jokes eats up a lot of time and is pretty fun.

I’ve only told them a few jokes because most of the ones I know aren’t very “clean”, a little complicated to tell or our cultural difference of what we think is funny doesn’t work.

One of the jokes I told them was “Why did the chicken cross the road?”. No one thought that was funny, but I did (for the first time ever). I couldn’t believe they didn’t know that one.

Another one was “What’s white and black white and black white and black and red?” Answer: Penguin falling/rolling down the stairs.

Using this probably depends on who you’re teaching, but it’s something else to add in the bag.


#6

My husband used to play Monopoly and Scrabble with his teenaged students… they spoke pretty well, but their parents just wanted them to have a chance to converse in English. They liked both games, but they LOVED Monopoly. I guess that isn’t surprising considering how enterprising Chinese people are.

J.


#7

I’ve already gotten pretty good value out of my RISK boardgame. Adults love it. More so than Monopoly. Problem is, these games run for over 2 hours. :smiling_imp:$$$$$8)


#8

I wonder how the Rich Dad/Poor Dad game would be received here…

J.


#9

Scrabble(s)? make them put words together. Intimidate them…