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
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 6
  • 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. 6
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 3
  • Pronunciation Tree L and R A pronunciation tree warm up activity that lets students practice difficult sounds. 2
  • Corrections Help your students avoid and learn from common mistakes by having them correct sentences. 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
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.

This/That Memory

Students use a memory card game to practice Demonstrative Pronouns (this/that).

Kaiten Sushi

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

Where Is Oguri?

This is an information gap exercise where pairs of students ask each other the question, "Where is....?"

T & T

"T & T" stands for Tsunami and Typhoon, and it is a great review activity for any level students. The rules are easy and the game is as fun as the teachers and students make it.

How do you go to _____ survey

Students practice "I go to ~ by ~" through a quick survey of their classmates.

My Crazy Family

This information gap activity is fairly self-explanatory. Students work in pairs to complete the worksheet.

Are you SIGN Game

Simple mingler activity

Foods from Around the World

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

Better/Best ( Splatoon Splatfest )

Which do you like better? Do you like it the best of all ~?

EXPERIENCES

Students have short conversations with teachers

Have you found your match yet

A mingler looking for 'me too' answers

Top Dog

A write and race activity for present perfect

Strange Pirates

A mingler version of battle ship

HERO PUNCH Ogasawara Islands Review Game

An adaptable Power Point Inspired by a New Crown 2nd Year Reading

What do you think

This is a variation on another activity here

Signs Quiz

Practice 'you must' and 'you must not' with a quiz game

You Must Commands

Short pair activity. Good as a warm up.

You Must Board Game

A fun game to practice You Must

The Future

Write sentences speculating about the future