How to Make English Learning Fun
One of the most important things you can do is to make English learning fun. Children, teenagers and even adults learn better if the class is enjoyable instead of dull and boring.
If you teach young children, then allow plenty of opportunity for them to get up and move around. Action songs such as “Here we go ’round the Mulberry Bush” and “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” are ideal for this age range. You can also play action games such as “Simon Says” or throw a soft ball when asking a question. The child who catches the ball must then answer the question and then either throw the ball back to you or toss it to another student and ask this student a question.
Go over the material you need to teach ahead of time and plan your class. This enables you to plan games and activities that will make the class more enjoyable for all involved. It is also a good idea to check the test beforehand and review the test content thoroughly before handing the exam to the students. Doing so helps students get a high score, which makes them want to try even harder to improve their English.
For a great list of ESL classroom activities check out the Ask Gari list.