Learning Games – English
Digital Play is a blog with game-based learning resources and ideas for EFL/ESL teachers interested in using games and digital tools for their learners.
The British Council’s Learn English website and Learning English Kids are great resources for learning with games.
The BBC’s Skillswise website is a good resource for learning English and Math. On the grammar and spelling page there are 21 activities suitable for students of middle school age.
Starfall has a lot of free teaching resources including pdf files of handouts to use with students. For students Starfall has many online games designed to teach reading and writing skills. There is a page for parents discussing activities that they can do with their children to help them learn to read and write.
The Kindersite has 1,000s of links to the best games, songs and stories for young children and language learners. There is a children’s links directory categorized age related links (no registration required) , you can access to full features after registration(free). It’s selected by the European Community, Directorate-General for Education and Culture for 14 projects in education. The purpose of building this site is to use technology and games in learning.
Smarty Games features games for developing basic mathematics and reading skills. The reading section has two alphabet games and nine animated stories. In addition, there are activities for learning to read a clock, puzzles, mazes, coloring activities.
Grammar Ninja is a fun game for students to play as they develop a working knowledge of the parts of speech. Grammar Ninja has three levels for students to work through.
The Houghton Mifflin Company produces Grammar Blast. It offers 35 interactive grammar activities for students in grades two through five.
Game Goo – It’s a English learning site for young kids. The easy to use interface lets you know what is for beginners, intermediates, and advanced! Kids will stick to this site from the people at Houghton Mifflin Company!
The Grammar Practice Park produced by Harcourt School Publishers provides 12 games for students in grades three, four, and five.
Knoword is a fun and challenging game that tests your ability to match definitions to words. You are given with the first letter of a word, its part of speech, and the definition, then you have to fill in the correct spelling of the word.
Super Text Twist is a simple word game similar to Word Twist which asks plays to identify words from a set of jumbled letters. It can be played online or downloaded for use offline.
Arcademic Skill Builders offers a collection of twenty-one quality games for sharpening math and language arts skills. All of the games can be played online and six of the games are even enabled for play using a Nintendo Wii remote.
The Problem Site is loaded with great games for students. Some games are traditional, some games are completely new. Each game is designed to help students develop problem solving skills. The games are categorized as word games, math games, or strategy games.
PrimaryGames offers a collection of Language Art games as well as games for other content areas. You can grab some of the games on and embed them into your own blog or website.
The following websites provide games for kids to enhance their spelling :
- Spelling City : games and pronouciation are available
- Kids Spell : over 6600 words available
- GamesGames : 16 games for spelling for grade3-5
- Spin and Spell : you can play by yourself or with a friend
- Catch the Spelling : more than two dozen categories of spelling games
English-Online Games – online language games and downloadable games
Languagegames.org – English learning games
Gamequarium Language Games
Irregular Verb Wheel Game from MacMillan Dictionary – Spin the wheel to test your knowledge of irregular verb forms
Wordplay is a free, online game that helps students build a large, permanent Spanish vocabulary. Teachers can monitor their student progress and create custom lessons.
MadLibs is an online mad libs game, with widget available for you to embed it into your websites.
FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme. Play games and answer questions, for every answer you get right, the advertisers in this site provide 10 grains to hungry people for free !