Eigo Wordle

A Wordle clone geared toward JHS students

This is a Wordle clone I programmed while deskwarming. The words and school years were taken from the glossary section of the Sunshine JHS textbooks. It's a little different than normal Wordle in that there is no daily cap, you can play as many times as you want, and words are pulled at random. Also, there is no social media integration.

-Students can click the ? to read the rules in Japanese.
-The word list for each level is cumulative, meaning each level contains all the words for that school year, plus all previous school years. For instance, JHS 2 contains all the words from ES and JHS 1 as well. Update - A cumulative toggle has been added.
-Native level may be used for SHS or college because it contains almost 2,400 words beyond the glossaries of the textbooks.

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If you don't know Wordle, it's a word guessing game owned by the NYT. Players have 6 attempts to guess that day's 5 letter word. With each guess, the letters are colored to help the player reach the answer. Green letters are in the word and in the correct location. Yellow letters are in the word but in the wrong location. Grey letters are not in the word.

Notes - Does not include names of people, but may include names of prominent places (i.e. Tokyo) or countries.

Update 4/9/2024 -
- Included over 1,000 possible valid words including plural forms of shorter words and various verb conjugations. At levels ES through JHS3, the answer will still be the dictionary form of the word from the glossaries, but they won't get an invalid word error for trying a word such as "lions". Native level includes plurals and conjugated forms.
- Included a toggle to determine if the answer is only from that level or cumulative of all previous levels.
- Included the Excel file with all the word lists used.

Submitted by broch February 8, 2023 Estimated time: 10-15 mins
  1. beccawakannai February 9, 2023

    This is awesome! Thanks so much for making & sharing this.

  2. murasakimochi February 9, 2023

    Thank you! Will definitely use this in my class! ;D

  3. Turbosushi February 15, 2023

    This is great! How long did this take you? Also how long have you been studying programming for?

  4. KobeALT February 17, 2023

    This is neat! Is there any way we can access the word list?

  5. broch March 6, 2023

    Thanks for the positive feedback!

    @Turbosushi It took about 10 hours of desk warming. Before coming to Japan I worked as a software developer for 12 years.

    @KobeALT If you right click and view page source, you should be able to see the word lists around line 89. Don't tell your students this! ;)

  6. hoshinopareedo February 20, 2024

    Does anyone know how similar the vocabulary is to New Horizon? Thinking of trying this with a few classes this month but don't want to have them guessing forever if it's not a word they learned.

  7. Dan753 March 22, 2024

    I gave it a quick try, but it doesn't seem to accept guesses for any words ending with S. Not just plurals like "lions" but verbs like "makes" or "cooks." It could be fun to run for a game, but I don't really want to spend 45 minutes repeating "Yes, that's a word, no, I don't know why the game doesn't accept it."

  8. ZachSensei April 9, 2024

    Amazing game! Thanks so much for this 🤗
    Is there any way to make it not cumulative? So the students can use their specific textbook glossary to play the game? I'm not sure my students will remember ALL words 🥹

  9. broch April 9, 2024

    @hoshinopareedo - Sorry, I don't have copies of the New Horizons books, so I'm not sure.

    @Dan753 - Thanks for the feeback! I updated with a lot more valid words including plurals and conjugations.

    @ZachSensei - Good suggestion! I added a toggle for cumulative levels. Thanks!

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