In Japan, High School consists of 3 grades. Students are usually between 15 and 18 years old. Education is no longer compulsory at this level, but most Japanese people attend high school. This level is where students begin to move into a career track, as different high schools can have different focuses. Admission is usually based on the results of entrance exams, requiring a certain score to pass.
Students piece together a story while practicing grammar from the semester / year. Students read, write, listen, and speak in this activity.
A handout to help prevent students from speaking Japanese while playing games in class.
Fun class to practice various action words
Students sell random products to one buyer. If their product gets bought, they get a point and become the next buyer.
Students race to dictate a passage to their partners.
This is my self-introduction activity for Junior High School. Students guess about the ALT before getting to know them.
Play "snakes and ladders" while making sentences using past tense
A "Who Dunnit" game where the class are detectives and interview five students to solve a mystery
Make the teachers say a keyword or phrase to get some points.
Students work in groups to try to piece together short classic fables.
This lesson teaches the students the basics of how to write two types of poetry—acrostic and persona.
This lesson should be used as a review activity AFTER the students already know how to ask and express directions.
Students write about their class trips.
Students do a survey in class to see how often they help their mother around the house.
A judge will decide after hearing each slip of concluding sentences which one is the funniest or most interesting.
Students search their textbook for pictures that match the criteria and then write a quiz for their classmates.
Students take turns in teams to spell out a word the instructor calls out by crossing out a letter on their team
This game teaches the students to hear prepositions of place: on, above, below, in front of, etc. The students listen and try to draw an image of a room that is described by the ALT.
This is a group Jeopardy game mixed with a flavor of Bingo.
Practice the "reduced relative clause" (ex: "an animal found in Japan") by quizzing your students.