78 Simple ESL Labels: Classroom English, Classroom Labels, Question Words

Chez Chris
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There is nothing wrong with nicely illustrated labels or posters but sometimes simplicity has its merits. The minimalist design of these labels will fit perfectly in your ESL classroom.  

In this resource, you will get 78 labels, organized in 4 categories. Many options are available, you are bound to find the combination that works for your classroom and your ESL students. 

Here are the details.

Classroom English Labels

There are 10 labels of sentences students will use frequently during the school year. A color code is used to identify subjects (in blue), auxiliary verbs (in red) and verbs (in green).

The 10 sentences are: “Can I borrow a pen please? Can I come in? Can I have a tissue please? Can you help me please? Can you repeat please? Have you marked the tests yet? I don’t know. I don’t understand. Sorry, I’m late. Sorry, I forgot my copybook.”

Classroom labels

Labeling every piece of furniture in the classroom is a simple yet effective way to help students learn some vocabulary.

The 44 words are: “bin, blackboard, books, bookshelf, bookshelves, bulletin board, cabinet, calendar, ceiling, chair, chalkboard, clock, closet, computer, cork board, desk, door, floor, games, headphones, keyboard, library, light switch, lights, lost and found, markers, mouse, plugs, poster, printer, projector, ruler, screen, speakers, stool, stores, table, teacher’s desk, tissues, trash can, wall, wardrobe, whiteboard, window.”

Question words

Displaying these words in the classroom will help your students ask correct questions.

The question words are: “how, how far, how high, how long, how many, how much, how often, how old, how tall, what, when, where, who, why”

Whiteboard display

These labels will help you create zones on your whiteboard (or anywhere you want in the classroom)

The 10 labels are: “absent, bellwork, bookflix, groupwork, homework, important, pairwork, vocabulary”

Blank Template

Blank templates are included in the resource as png files so you can easily add words or sentences. If you want to use the same font, it can be downloaded for free here: KG Blank Space Font: Personal Use

Printing Options

Classroom English, question words and whiteboard display labels come in two sizes: regular and extra large. You can print 2 pages per sheet  if you need the labels to be smaller.

There are 2 options for Classroom English and question words labels: with or without a number in the bottom left corner. The numbered labels are useful if you want to help students without saying out loud the word or sentence they are looking for. You can just give them the number that corresponds.

All the labels except the question words can be printed in color or in black and white. The question words labels are black and white only.

These labels have been designed with 3 criterias in mind: simplicity, readability and efficacy.

I hope you’ll find them useful! 

If you are looking for some illustrated posters, check out our custom category.



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