Elementary School

In Japan, Elementary School consists of 6 grades with students' ages ranging from about 6 to 12. The frequency and level of English classes might differ a lot from area to area. English will become a full subject for grades 5 and 6 in 2020. Elementary classes usually center on speaking.

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Get it

Students listen for their card to be called and rush to collect toys.

Hi, Friends 2! Review Board Game

A bright and colorful boardgame that reviews the entirety of the Hi, Friends 2 textbook.

Get it!

Students listen for their card to be called and rush to collect toys.

Four Corners

Inside various squares around the classroom are the 'target vocabulary' words. Students choose a square to stand in and listen to see if it's the English word the teacher calls out.

Flashcard Police

An engaging strategy for practicing tedious memorization. As an alternative to the “read-and-repeat”, it works best with younger students but can be altered for older students.

Flashcard Baseball

Review flashcards while playing baseball with your students.

Fiddle Sticks

Students draw a stick from a cup and say the English word. The student with the most sticks at the end of the game/ end of the time limit is the winner.

Drawing Dash

You show 'drawers' a secret flashcard. They draw it, and their team guesses. How many can they guess in one minute?


Students try to race across the Vocab Bridge to the opponent’s side. This game is also known as "Snake Line" or "Janken Line".

I got you!

Students try to bluff each other with simple statements.


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