Hi there everyone,
I’m new to the forum and I’ve currently just started working at a Joy Buxiban in Taiwan. The teachers here know a lot of cool games, but I’m on the look out for more… you know, those ‘stealth’ english games that secretly teach your kids the grammar material but which they request every time you walk in the classroom.
What are your favorite games? I’ll start off with one of mine.
Last man standing:
All the kids sit in a circle in their chairs. Teacher then shouts a question, which the kids repeat, followed by the command “Change seats.” Kids must then scramble to change seats as Teacher takes one too. This leaves one student stranded in the middle who must then answer the previous grammar question. Kids love this game as it involves the teacher (yes sometimes he gets ‘stranded’ in the middle too) and there’s never really a loser. I often play this game once a fortnight in the last 5 minutes of the lesson to finish on an energetic note. Variation: Kids can be asked to ‘shuffle’ one chair to their left or right if the classroom is small, or the class is particularly active.