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.
Students practice drawing pictures based upon the preposition given.
Students interview each other at a school reunion to find out where they've been since graduation.
Students practice speaking with a set dialogue and try to guess their classmates' magic numbers.
Students play Karuta while practicing pronouns.
Students ask each other questions about whether they've been to various locations.
Students listen for birthdays and find who was born on that date.
Get the students to practice asking 'What is that?' by drawing some wild art.
Students learn the nicknames of places and things and review what they know about Japan.
The ALT/JTE put on their acting hats and become the role of various occupations/situations found in English-speaking countries.
Students practice using prepositions by asking the whereabouts of objects.
Students blindly bet money they can spell words correctly.
A game that focuses on heavy repetition of May I and answers. Students work to find the liar amongst the opposing team.
A group quiz game based on the American Family Feud
Short powerpoint quiz to use as a warm up for 'It's important for us to...'
Double D stands for 'Devastating Demonstratives'. Students draw pictures based upon a secret demonstrative pronoun sentence and post them around the class.
Students learn the usage of the past tense while investigating a Japanese musician from SMAP, Takuya Kimura.
"Kakokei" is Japanese for past tense. Students listen to the teacher read a sentence and slap the correct 'verb card'.
In this match up activity, students try to match katakanized English with their real English spellings/words.
Students practice using subject-verb-object-object grammar and have fun with no bingos.
Using basic infinitive phrases, students work in groups to guess the correct components that make up sentences.