ESL Speaking Activities and Exercises

  • Successful English language speaking exercises are perhaps the most interesting and enjoyable  part of teaching ESL.
  •  Interacting and engaging with students and getting students to interact with each other is possibly the most rewarding and fulfilling part of a language teacher’s job.
  • However, this requires lots of different kinds of speaking activities.
  • Some activities only work well once with a class and many activities can only be used to teach a specific aspect of grammar, language function or speaking topic.
  • It’s great to have a huge library of activities that can be accessed quickly and easily to solve potential difficult teaching situation. Some of my favorite speaking activities are included on this page.

Speaking activities for ESL classes (pre-intermediate and above)