ESL GAMES: Ice Breakers
When you're starting a new class or have new students coming into a class, try using these ice-breaking activities to let everyone get to know each other!
A good icebreaker, warm up, or review speaking activity for all levels.
This is a good activity either as an icebreaker or for a general conversation class. It works best with upper-intermediate to advanced level students. It is a good way to get the students to express their opinions, and for other students to ask follow-up questions. This can also be used in a one-on-one conversation class.
A classic party game that can be easily adapted to the classroom.
This is a game that can be used for introducing yourself. It is useful on the first day of a new class and works best with older students, but can be used with younger students as well.
This is a good game to play on the first day of class. It helps the students get to know each other, and it also helps the teacher remember students’ names.