High School

In Japan, High School consists of 3 grades. Students are usually between 15 and 18 years old. Education is no longer compulsory at this level, but most Japanese people attend high school. This level is where students begin to move into a career track, as different high schools can have different focuses. Admission is usually based on the results of entrance exams, requiring a certain score to pass.

Newest activities

Prefecture Quiz (Updated to 32)

A 4-hint listening quiz using famous things about different Japanese prefectures.

USA vs Japan

This is a culture activity with 10 questions designed to show students that, although the USA and Japan are very different, there are many things they have in common too.

Hogwarts Sorting Hat Interview

Students interview their partner about their junior high school experience to find out which Hogwarts House they belong in. Intended for use with third year JHS but could be adapted.

Nov. is Native American Heritage Month! (USA)

English board materials to introduce students to Native American history and culture.

June is Pride Month! (in the US)

English board materials to introduce students to LGBTQ history.

February is Black History Month! (in the US)

English board materials to celebrate Black History!

Monster Hunter

A review game in which students answer questions and hunt monsters. A very simply made powerpoint.

Minecraft English Board Game

A fun interactive game for your next English board.

Motivational Labels

Labels I use as stickers to help motivate the students.

Comparative Quiz!

A team game where the students choose which of two answers they believe to be true.

Snakes and Ladders

A3 Snakes and Ladders board with card sections for use as a review activity.

Getting to know teachers

A way to close the gap between students and teachers via English,

Daruma Quiz Game

A quiz game for half the lesson time that can be paired with a teacher interview.

Vocabulary Spell-A-Thon

This game allows you to review vocabulary with the students by testing their listening and writing skills in pairs. Suitable for JHS and SHS, as well as low-level SHS students.

Uno Cards

Who doesn't love card games?

Let's Talk About Smartphones

Students learn some useful phrases regarding smartphones, and then they write about if they think smartphones are good or bad.

JHS Shopping

Shopping New Crown 1 7 eleven and Amazon Quiz (Prices Updated)(Edit)

Paint Battle for Japan

A quiz activity in the vein of Risk, with a Splatoon-like theme to it.


Students piece together a story while practicing grammar from the semester / year. Students read, write, listen, and speak in this activity.

English Communication for Games

A handout to help prevent students from speaking Japanese while playing games in class.


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. 15
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 9
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 8
  • 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. 5
  • 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. 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
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English. 4
  • Paint Battle for Japan A quiz activity in the vein of Risk, with a Splatoon-like theme to it. 4
  • Keyword Game Make the teachers say a keyword or phrase to get some points. 3
  • May I sit down? - A Liar's Game A game that focuses on heavy repetition of May I and answers. Students work to find the liar amongst the opposing team. 3