High School

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.

Newest activities

Past Tense Sentences Snakes and Ladders

Play "snakes and ladders" while making sentences using past tense

Past Simple Mystery Game "Who Dunnit"

A "Who Dunnit" game where the class are detectives and interview five students to solve a mystery

Keyword Game

Make the teachers say a keyword or phrase to get some points.

Shredded Fables

Students work in groups to try to piece together short classic fables.

Sentaku Poetry

This lesson teaches the students the basics of how to write two types of poetry—acrostic and persona.

How To Get Around School

This lesson should be used as a review activity AFTER the students already know how to ask and express directions.

Trip Diary

Students write about their class trips.

Household Chores

Students do a survey in class to see how often they help their mother around the house.

Best Sentence

A judge will decide after hearing each slip of concluding sentences which one is the funniest or most interesting.

Can you find the picture in the textbook?

Students search their textbook for pictures that match the criteria and then write a quiz for their classmates.

Cross Out Spelling Relay

Students take turns in teams to spell out a word the instructor calls out by crossing out a letter on their team

Prepositions of Place

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.

Answer Me Bingo

This is a group Jeopardy game mixed with a flavor of Bingo.

What's An Animal Found in Japan?

Practice the "reduced relative clause" (ex: "an animal found in Japan") by quizzing your students.

Sweden

This is an activity for advanced 2nd years or 3rd year students. The handout teaches them about Sweden.

Unexpected Occurrence

Students have fun studying about aliens. In this multi-activity, students learn new alien words, learn how to describe an alien and finally listen to a dialogue about an alien sighting.

Listening Bingo

A fun and challenging listening-based bingo game.

Super Mario EIGO

An updated version of Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant. This version is a review of prepositions, comparatives, verb tenses, articles, and pronunciation. You can edit to add your own material.

Translate the untranslatable

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

We Call It "Sta-ba"

Students learn the nicknames of places and things and review what they know about Japan.

Textbooks

Top 10 Activities
  • Super Mario Christmas Blast 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. 8
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 5
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 4
  • Christmas Blast Power Point Game 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. 4
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English. 3
  • Animals from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off various animals that are unique to (or native to) specific countries around the world. 3
  • World Weird Festivals 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. 3
  • Keyword Game Make the teachers say a keyword or phrase to get some points. 3
  • Corrections Help your students avoid and learn from common mistakes by having them correct sentences. 2
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 2