Picture-Based Language Teaching Exercises and Worksheets

Why teach language with images and pictures?

  • Pictures provoke the imagination.
  • Pictures are fun.
  • Pictures are a universal language. They can convey meanings instantly.
  • Pictures can make difficult topics more accessible.
  • Pictures can be used to aid almost any ESL teaching exercise including vocabulary exercises, brainstorming exercises, dialogues, role plays, story-telling, and cultural lessons.
  • Pictures provoke discussions as individuals interpret images in different ways.
  • These days, with image libraries, it is quite easy to find a picture or image to suit almost any word or situation.