Classroom activities for Japanese learners of English

Updated 13 October 2016

Most of the worksheets on this blog were written with my Japanese students in mind, but here are some that were very specific to them:

Related pages

Teaching Japanese learners of English articles

Minimal pairs for Japanese learners of English

An A to Z of Janglish (Japanese English)

Typical vocabulary mistakes for Japanese speakers (Janglish etc) worksheets

Describing clothes and appearance words – NEW (with Japanese clothes to explain and typical Janglish words to avoid)

Typical Japanese mistakes with clothes and appearance vocabulary – NEW

False friends in English and Japanese contrasting practice

Social issues Janglish

Clothes and Appearance Easily Confused Words Pairwork

Sports Janglish

Janglish for architects

Business and technical English easily confused words pairwork

Business vocab same or different pairwork

Difficult place names

Translatable and untranslatable vocabulary in IELTS speaking (including Japanese and Janglish words that students often want to use in the exam, plus phrases for explaining or talking around them)

Typical pronunciation mistakes for Japanese

Business English B and V pronunciation pairwork

Difficult sounds The same or different pairwork

Medical English difficult sounds pairwork

Worksheets with topics specific to Japan

Describing clothes and appearance words – NEW (with Japanese clothes to explain and typical Janglish words to avoid)

Explaining food vocabulary defining relative clauses practice (mostly specific to Japanese and other Asian food)

Describing Japanese things Used to practice

Explaining Japanese festivals and celebrations 

Cultural trends

Explaining Japanese things comparing and contrasting practice (mainly food and drink)

Explaining Japanese food and drink – good as preparation to entertain foreign guests

Describing Japanese things verbs of sensation practice

Translatable and untranslatable vocabulary in IELTS speaking (including Japanese and Janglish words that students often want to use in the exam, plus phrases for explaining or talking around them)

Best of Japan number trivia

Japan numbers trivia pairwork low level version

Comparative adjectives to explain your culture

Comparing place and things for tourists (specific to Tokyo but easily adaptable)

Advice about visiting your country modals

Entertaining a foreign guest (including explaining Japanese food)

Business socialising discussion

Japanese architectural terms

Other worksheets for Japanese learners of English

Konglish guess the meaning (words which aren’t one of the many expressions that Konglish and Janglish share, for students who often communicate with Koreans in English)

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