Junior High School

In Japan, Junior High School consists of 3 grades. Students are usually between 12 and 15 years old. English is a full, required subject and consists of speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice. Much of the curriculum is designed around the grammar points and vocabulary used for school entrance exams.

Newest activities

Bedroom Drawing

Students listen to their partner’s instructions and attempt to draw a replica of a bedroom.

Kathy's Game

A fast-paced game where teams race to be the first to do the instructions correctly.

Relative Park Drawing

Students listen to a description of a park scene and they must draw it.

Fun With Prepositions

Using teamwork, students search for pictures around the room and describe it to their team members.

Hot Seat

A student sits at the front of the classroom and answers questions. Other students try to guess their answers.


Students use the names of Japanese prefectures to work on their spelling and vocabulary.

Strange Patient

This a simple guessing game that has students playing the role of a patient who kind of has an idea of what sickness they have, and the doctor is trying to guess whether or not they are lying.

Phone Janken Out

Student engage in a fun conversational activity that practices an easy phone conversation.


Just like the Sequence board game, teams battle to line up four cards in a row to win.


Students learn how to describe their symptoms by playing Janken games.

Infinitive Cards

Students talk to each other, trying to match the sentence fragments on their cards.

School Differences

Students identify which sentences describe American or Japanese schools.

Pick a Side

Students move to the left or right side of the classroom depending on what they can or cannot do.

I Have No Idea

Students try to guess their partner’s drawing then write their answer on their worksheet.

Guess Me

Students ask five questions and guess the secret identity of their group members.

"May I" Card Game

This is a simple card game that uses the polite request form and its answers. It is an extremely simple game for the students to pick up and start playing quickly.

Crazy Bus Race

Based on New Horizon's Speaking Plus 2 (grade1), students create their own dialogue using the Crazy Bus map and worksheet.

Do You Like Bingo

An ice-breaking bingo game for 1st year JHS students that practices the 'do' helping verb.

Practicing Gerunds

This worksheet contains three practice activities for the gerunds.


A game to get the students to practice the four parts of learning (reading, writing, talking and listening) while trying to find out who kidnapped Miki Ando.


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
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 7
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 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
  • "How long have you...?" Bingo Students practice the question "How long have you ____?" by playing bingo with each other. 3
  • Uno Like Card Games A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish 3
  • ALMOST MARIO KART Powerpoint Game The students work together as a team to answer the teachers question in fun class race. I added one for Passive Voice. 3
  • Are you From DokoDoko? Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures. 3
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 3
  • Twisted Pictionary Students have ten seconds to draw a picture and have their teammates guess it. 3