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

The Guests

Students listen to a scary story and reach for an eraser when they hear the target word.

Simple But Great Bingo

Students listen to a story and write down words they recognize in bingo squares.

Printable playing cards

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

What's In The Bag

Students ask yes/no questions about something hidden in a bag until they guess it.

English Diary

This diary gives students an opportunity to write in English freely.

Get It Wrong To Win

Students must answer the questions wrong (but grammatically correct) to win!

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.

Kaiten Sushi

Students pass around pictures of sushi with music playing. Whoever is holding sushi when the music stops has to write a sentence.

Foods from Around the World

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

Prefecture Quiz

Students listen to the ALT describing a Japanese prefecture and try to guess which one it is to get points. It's a review of English comprehension and general Japanese culture.

Categories

Students aim to think of many words associated with a topic.

Weekend Diary

Students race to read and write sentences and complete the passage.

Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z)

A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.

Quiz Time (passive)

A quiz 3 choice quiz to review passive voice

I Have Never

This game is based on the American drinking game, "Never have I ever..."

Let's Agree To Disagree

Students practice sentences to debate for/against a motion.

Canada Quizzes

Three choice quizzes I use when first start at schools. Might be useful for other ALTs from Canada.

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.

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
  • 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
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 4
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English. 2
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 2
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 2
  • Corrections Help your students avoid and learn from common mistakes by having them correct sentences. 2
  • 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. 2
  • May I sit down? - A Liar's Game A game that focuses on heavy repetition of May I and answers. Students work to find the liar amongst the opposing team. 2
  • 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. 2