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Teaching language skills is super fun with group games & activities


A very effective and engaging way to teach language skills is through the use of fun group games and activities.

Many group games and activities are ideally suited to the development and practise of certain language skills because they are inherently attractive. Group activities can explicitly or implicitly help students grow in their knowledge and use of basic language skills through play.

Key skills such as reading, writing, listening and speaking can all be taught through the use of specific fun group games and exercises.

Take a look at the samples listed at the bottom of this page for some great activity ideas to blend with your existing language curriculum.


Benefits of Integrating Group-Based Games Into Your Language Classes

Some of the more powerful reasons teachers integrate the use of group games and activities into their language and related studies include:

  • Group games are fun and engaging, which attracts group members to interact, communicate and share;
  • Ideal for generating energy and enthusiasm for otherwise ‘boring’ or difficult content;
  • Many activities are specifically focused on the use and practise of certain language skills, eg communication and listening skills involved in planning tasks; and
  • When facilitated well, group games can help build critical social and emotional skills within the group.

If for no other reason, your group is certain to embrace the joy that comes from playing many group games as part of your language class.


Group Activities Which Support & Enhance Language Curricula

The images below provide links to a sample of group activities which can be easily integrated into your existing curriculum to teach health and related skills, drawn from playmeo’s online activity database.

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Walk & Stop

Active game to inspire good listening & reflex skills.


Poker Face

Trust exercise that focuses on inclusion & diversity.


Are You More Like

Series of questions which help identify difference.


Playing Card Mixers

Series of fun, engaging & random ways to mix people.


Emoji Cards

Useful set of emotive cards to encourage fun & reflection.


Climer Cards

Fun deck of cards to inspire team-building & creativity.


ID Numbers

Creative & numerical strategy to get to know people.


Name-Tag Mania

A creative, interactive use for name-tags.