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.

Newest activities

Translate the untranslatable

Students try to explain Japanese words that don't have any simple English equivalents.

May I Take a Picture with You?

A write and race activity and a dialogue making activity.

English Conversation Board Game

A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.

Printable playing cards

If you don't want to spend money on a bunch of card decks, print these out instead!

Who am I? Quiz

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."

Menus

A collection of simple menus for role playing dialogues

Foods from Around the World

A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world.

True Or False

Students listen and decide whether various sentences are true.

Small Talk

A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students

Where should Naomi Osaka choose?

Students discuss whether Naomi Osaka should choose to become a Japanese or American citizen.

Media Diet

Students read an article and talk about their media consumption habits.

Pitch your business

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

ODD ONE OUT

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.

Textbooks

Top 10 Activities
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 2
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English. 2
  • Halloween Jeopardy Jeopardy game to help your students learn about the ancient Halloween mysteries. 1
  • Who am I? Quiz 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." 1
  • Small Talk A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students 1
  • Karuta Collection A collection of 12 word files with different Karuta cards. 1
  • My Kanji of the Year Students think of which kanji represents their experience in this calendar year and explain their choice in English. 0
  • Karuta: Can Convo Different ways of playing karuta games 0
  • May I Take a Picture with You? A write and race activity and a dialogue making activity. 0
  • Flashcards Collection 16 word files separated by categories with many flashcards ready to be printed. 0