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The Best Sites To Download Free ESL Board Game Templates


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I’ve used board games when teaching English Language Learners, and students have particularly enjoyed it when they’ve made their own.

When I was cruising the Web recently, just by chance I found that there were sites that had lots of free downloadable templates for ESL games. Many of you probably knew that already, but it was a surprise to me. They could certainly come in handy at times, especially as models for students designing their own.

Here are some of the best sites I saw, and I welcome additional suggestions:

ESL Galaxy: Communicative ESL Board Games

Lanternfish ESL Board Games

MES English Free Printables For Teachers

ESL Printable Games

ESL-Lounge Board Game Materials

The British Council has a number of downloadable board games.


American English at The U.S. Department of State has an annual competition where people can contribute board game templates to help learn English. You can see and download the winners here.

Additional suggestions are welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


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  3. Hello,

    Its really fun playing Board games, it can never be outdated. Those who love playing board games can never miss chess, ludo, snake & ladders.

  4. I’d also suggest There’s a nice top ten of real board games to use in class and some lesson plans and language stuff too.

  5. Thanks for your list but second from the beginning is not opening in my browser .

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