ESL Game: Word Challenge


  1. Have students get into teams of 4-10 people
  2. One person from each team does rocks, paper, scissors
  3. Winner says a word and opponent tries to write the word correctly
  4. If they get it right, their team gets a point
  5. If they get it wrong, the person who said the word can write it out for a point for their team
  6. Have another person from each team play ‘Word Challenge’


  • Make an ‘arena’ in the middle of the class for two students to face off


Students will start to look up difficult words to stump the other team. Remember to to a follow-up assignment for words used, such as teaching the class the meanings and having students make sentences with the new words

This ESL Game was submitted by Issa