• Birthday Groups

    Birthday groups gets students walking around and saying the month they were born in while listing to other's answers and deciding if a group should be made. Basically, it's practicing the months focusing on the student's own birthday.

  • Blackboard Survey

    Rather than create a worksheet and use a lot of paper, doing a blackboard survey puts all the information up on the board for all students to see and review once the communication part of the activity is over.

    This activity works well with most walk-and-talk information collecting communication activities. Also, it's a no-prep activity so you can use it any time.

  • Give Them What They Want

    Students walk around drawing things for their friends. First they ask what their talking partner wants, then beat the clock drawing it for them. Lot's of fun and simulates real use of the language.

  • How Many Fingers Janken

    Students play a new variation of janken but instead of winning with paper, scissors or rock; they win by doing some simple math the quickest.

  • Make 100 Game

    The goal for the students playing this game is the find their partner. The goal of this game from the teacher's perspective is that the students are practicing listening and understanding numbers between 1 and 100 (or 99 to be precise).

  • Me Too! Challenge - I like ~.

    Students are challenged with guessing what their speaking partner likes and matching it with something they like too. This activity is for studying "I like ~."

  • Survey / Worksheet

    Using interview sheets is a great way to encourage students to speak to a large number of other students in their class, sometimes students they otherwise wouldn't normally speak to, using the target English language of the lesson. A benefit is that they get to learn about their classmates at the same time.

  • Using Trains - Communication Activity

    This is a lesson activity for the Junior High 3rd grade text book introduced in 2012. There is a part that deals with catching a train and asking for directions to catch a train somewhere. This activity gives the students a chance to have a go in a somewhat real world example.