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Teaching English as a foreign language needn’t always be serious. Sometimes it’s nice to learn while having fun. You can play games to warm up a class, end it on a high note or to revise vocabulary your student’s have been learning.
Six fun and educational games for teaching English as a foreign language
Hangman is a good way to revise vocabulary when you’re teaching English as a foreign language. You can choose adjectives or verbs from the coursebook. If you have intermediate or advanced learners, you can use idiom phrases.
Young students love this game. It’s the ideal way to teach them body parts. You can get them to be Simon, so they have to think for themselves. Older children in a class you can move around in can play touching classroom objects rather than body parts. Sometimes teaching English as a foreign language can be hard work and a fun few minutes can really make the difference.
A fun way to learn irregular verbs. You can give your students bingo cards with the present tense of irregular verbs. You then call out the past tense of the verb and they must find and cross out the present tense. Very young learners can play traditional bingo with numbers or animals.
You make up word searches online and print them out as work sheets. You can make up vocabulary from their workbooks or from projects they are doing in class. You’ll hear them quietly repeating the word they are looking for which is a great way of improving pronunciation and spelling.
Split the class into two teams. Get them to remove one word from your bag of words. They must then draw the word on the board. The first team to shout out the correct word wins the point. It’s a game that’s a lot of fun and should definitely be included in teaching English as foreign language.
If you need the class to revise verbs in a fun way, then get them to do some miming. Fill a bag with the verb actions you want the class to revise and then split the class into two teams. A team member from each team then takes the verb action out of the bag and begins to mime. The team that gets the answer right wins the point.
- Breaks the ice
- Gives your students confidence
- Makes learning fun
- Gives you a chance to do something different in class
We hope that this blog inspires EFL teachers to introduce these fun and educational games into your teaching English as a foreign language classrooms.
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Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.