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.
A handout to help prevent students from speaking Japanese while playing games in class.
Students sell random products to one buyer. If their product gets bought, they get a point and become the next buyer.
Adapted from Roger Parker's "My Breakfast" on Englipedia, this is a simple worksheet to review simple past tense using what the student ate for breakfast today.
Make the teachers say a keyword or phrase to get some points.
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~?"