English Conversation

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.

All activities
Pitch your business

Students come up with a business idea and compete to see who will get funding.


A discussion activity useful for 3rd year classes.

Say the Word

Review activity. Students work in pairs or groups to get the teacher to say the words on the worksheet.

Can you job hunt?

A speaking based, find your partner activity practicing "Can you~?"

Unusual Interview Questions

Students ask each other unusual questions to spur conversation. Aimed at adult students.

Karuta Collection

A collection of 12 word files with different Karuta cards.

Flashcards Collection

16 word files separated by categories with many flashcards ready to be printed.

Follow the instructions

This is a warmup exercise to get the students moving and thinking about English.

Halloween Jeopardy

Jeopardy game to help your students learn about the ancient Halloween mysteries.

My Kanji of the Year

Students think of which kanji represents their experience in this calendar year and explain their choice in English.

Karuta: Alternative

Different ways of playing karuta games

Karuta: Can Convo

Different ways of playing karuta games

Simple Karuta

A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.