Description: Aimed at high school students.
Students try to explain Japanese words that don't have any simple English equivalents.
Students learn the nicknames of places and things and review what they know about Japan.
A game that focuses on heavy repetition of May I and answers. Students work to find the liar amongst the opposing team.
The rules of English spelling explained in Japanese. (Worksheet)
A template for kids to use power point in their presentations.
A fun and creative project for OC Elective classes.
This activity can be a sort of quiz game for the students while practicing the "I think (that)... sentence pattern. Though it can be used with any other grammar lessons, like verb tenses.
A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.
Students practice shopping dialogue and use a shopping catalogue to make a shopping list. They then buy items.
Students play the role of waiter or customer in a restaurant.
In teams, students try to piece a story together.
Students listen to a scary story and reach for an eraser when they hear the target word.
Students listen to a story and write down words they recognize in bingo squares.
If you don't want to spend money on a bunch of card decks, print these out instead!
Students ask yes/no questions about something hidden in a bag until they guess it.
This diary gives students an opportunity to write in English freely.
Students must answer the questions wrong (but grammatically correct) to win!
A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off various animals that are unique to (or native to) specific countries around the world.
Students pass around pictures of sushi with music playing. Whoever is holding sushi when the music stops has to write a sentence.
A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world.
Students listen to the ALT describing a Japanese prefecture and try to guess which one it is to get points. It's a review of English comprehension and general Japanese culture.
Students aim to think of many words associated with a topic.
Students race to read and write sentences and complete the passage.
A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.
A quiz 3 choice quiz to review passive voice
This game is based on the American drinking game, "Never have I ever..."
Students practice sentences to debate for/against a motion.
Three choice quizzes I use when first start at schools. Might be useful for other ALTs from Canada.
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.
Students write goals for the new year and ask their friends about their goals.
This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level.
A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant.
Students practice passive grammar by thinking of words that they want to teach to people learning Japanese.
Students practice relative pronouns by writing hints about teachers at their school.
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.