Games for large groups

Eikaiwa schools in Japan tend to work with smaller groups of students, and generally less than 10 students per class, but even at such institutions there may be instances where a teacher is required to teach larger groups. For instance, should a school be contracted by a kindergarten to provide English lessons, the classes would likely be of 30 or 40 students. In classes such as these, activities need to work effectively at larger scale, and yet still be simple enough that a class of students who may never have learned English before are able to understand and enjoy the activities together with their classmates.

Each of the games and activities detailed here has been selected or created for their adaptability to large group classes, and proven in classes to be enjoyable

for all levels of young language learners.

* It is assumed that larger classes are being taught in an equivalently large playing space. These games are not online compatible.