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.

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
  • 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
  • "How long have you...?" Bingo Students practice the question "How long have you ____?" by playing bingo with each other. 3
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 3
  • Are you From DokoDoko? Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures. 3
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 2
  • He is a... / She is a... matching game. A quick and fun matching game designed to practice "He is a..." "She is a..." 2
  • Class Paparazzi A very basic interviewing game in which students chase each other and ask basic "Are you~?" questions with "I am" answers while sporting tiny printed cameras. 2
Top warm-ups
All activities
Preppy Shapes

A fun point-based competition between groups aimed at reviewing the students' knowledge of shapes and prepositions.

I Doubt It

Similar to the game Bull$hit, students use a deck of cards to ask each other how many of a certain card they have.

Synergy Collecting

It's important for us to do things practice activities

What Janken

Students rotate partners, play janken, interview each other and embrace their artistic skills.

T-Puzzle

A four Parts of Learning activity that can be used to review any grammar point for any grade.

Number Slaps

Students practice saying numbers 1 to 13 in a card game.

I Was Alibi Searching

Whole class mingles asking and answering questions to find two mystery criminals.

Time Q&A

Students ask each other questions relating to what time they do something (get up, eat breakfast, go to school, etc). Chopsticks are used to keep score.

Does/Doesn't Quiz

Students secretly choose one character and then interview their friends to find out their choice.

What Is This Used For?

A memory matching card game.

I Am Mr Tornado

A fast-paced game that gets students writing and saying sentences using the "be"-verb. They build houses, and pulling the Tornado card blows down (erases) all their houses!

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.

Shiritori Circle Battle

Students practice spelling by playing the game "Shiritori" and trying to find a word that can complete a cycle.

Immigration

Students pretend they are going through immigration in the U.S.

TV Is Interesting

This is a writing activity that introduces simple adjective statements while reviewing "What is ~?"

English Conversation Board Game

A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.

Andy's Bedroom

Students listen to the teacher describe their bedroom and they must draw it. Afterwards, they write sentences about what they've drawn.

Fish for Adjectives

Students try to get their classmates to say specific adjectives by asking "What do you think about _____?"

We Call It Bowser

Students guess the names of different Mario characters in English.

Busy Schedule

A simple Information gap activity where students ask partners questions using the future tense to find out what certain characters are doing when.