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.

All activities
Scrabble Time Bomb

A timer is started and students race to write words on the chalkboard and not to be the student holding the chalk when the timer sounds.

Super Mario Typhoon

Students review what was studied in the year with a fun, 48 question quiz based on Mario.

Run and Read

Pair activity that involves students finding information that is scattered around the classroom and passing it on to their partner.

Matching Animals Memory Game

Students make sentences using the pictures on the cards to try and match the hidden animals.

Guess Who - I Have Already Eaten Lunch

An activity based on the popular Guess Who game.

Hawaiian Plane Crash

The students are given a plane crash scenario and they must choose objects from the crash to carry with them to survive.

Ghost Leg

Students practice the alphabet by playing a bingo game based on "amida kuji," which means "ghost leg."

Who is Sazae's brother?

Students race to find the correct Sazae-san family member based on questions asked by the ALT.

The Sleeping Game

Students work together to put sentences in the right order.

Show me your Passport... or else!

Students will play the roles of the customs officer and tourist in a guessing activity.


Great flexible card game

UFO Attack

Students must answer questions to move the UFO away from their base.

Quick Draw

Students race to be the first person to 'shoot' their opponent's card in order to steal it.

Got It

Students aim to collect as many points as they can by asking questions to discover the object the teacher secretly chose.

Find The Wrong - Is/Are

This is a game in which the students race to be the first to find all the grammar mistakes.

Who kidnapped Miki Ando?

Students translate Perfect Present sentences from Japanese to English in order to solve the mystery of who kidnapped Miki Ando.

Can You Kanji

Students ask other classmates if they can read unknown kanji characters.

Behind My Back

With their back to the class, students try to guess who is speaking.

Where Am I?

Students practice giving and receiving directions while playing Othello.

The Man Wearing A Striped Shirt

Students must find Waldo/Wally and other people in the picture before other groups!