These activities are for English Conversation classes. They generally apply to adults, but could be used for younger learners if they're advanced enough. The idea is to spark longer conversations entirely in English.
Students work in groups to try to piece together short classic fables.
Students try to explain Japanese words that don't have any simple English equivalents.
A write and race activity and a dialogue making activity.
A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.
If you don't want to spend money on a bunch of card decks, print these out instead!
A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great."
A collection of simple menus for role playing dialogues
A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world.
Students listen and decide whether various sentences are true.
A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students
Students discuss whether Naomi Osaka should choose to become a Japanese or American citizen.
Students read an article and talk about their media consumption habits.
Students come up with a business idea and compete to see who will get funding.
A discussion activity useful for 3rd year classes.
Review activity. Students work in pairs or groups to get the teacher to say the words on the worksheet.
A speaking based, find your partner activity practicing "Can you~?"
Students ask each other unusual questions to spur conversation. Aimed at adult students.
A collection of 12 word files with different Karuta cards.
16 word files separated by categories with many flashcards ready to be printed.
This is a warmup exercise to get the students moving and thinking about English.