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. 6
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 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
  • 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
  • "How long have you...?" Bingo Students practice the question "How long have you ____?" by playing bingo with each other. 2
  • 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. 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
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Students review recent vocabulary by quizzing each other.

What are they doing?

Students practice Present Progressive grammar by drawing two people and asking their classmates what they're doing.


The horse race activity played on the board. I often do it as a review before tests.


Another territorial battle game. Like Robots attacking the world it is meant for longer or more advanced questions.


Simple 'YES' or 'NO' interview activity.

BATTLESHIP (template only)

This is a short powerpoint version of battleship. It can used as an introduction to a pair battleship game or maybe an activity with a smaller class.

Present continuous - I'm playing tennis.

An activity worksheet that practices presesent continuous, for example, "I'm eating ramen."


A discussion activity useful for 3rd year classes.


A battle power point game similiar to the Battle for Japan activity or Invasion USA. The groups work at their own speed though.

Information Gathering

Very short mingler interviews.

Speed Circling

A karuta styled activity to be played in pairs.

I watched TV past simple

A "Who Dunnit" game that has students asking other students what they were doing recently.

It's too expensive (2nd grade Let's Talk Seven)

New Crown Let's Talk Seven. This is a short powerpoint quiz and a worksheet for practicing the shopping dialogue.

Say the Word

Review activity. Students work in pairs or groups to get the teacher to say the words on the worksheet.

There is... There are

An activity (set in Tokyo, Japan) for practicing "There is" and "there are"

Comparative student search

Students practice comparative grammar by stacking themselves up against their classmates.

Comparatives "Totoro is bigger than Mei"

Pair activity to practice comparatives.

Our Town is Loved by Us

Basic 'write and race' activity about the student's town.

Super Mario Review Quiz

A modified version of the Mario Typhoon Game from the Englipedia with a lot of questions (most) provided by an ALT from Nagaoka named Morgan.

Superlative Challenge

A short silly group activity to practice or introduce superlative writing. It can be adjusted easily for adverbs.