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One popular game for teaching English in Japan is カルタ or “Karuta” In the traditional version the teacher just says a word and the kids hit the correct card. It’s a lot of fun but isn’t very good for teaching English. So here I go through some very simple ESL ideas to make the game much more effective.

There are many more games and picture cards on the Genki English website:

Be genki,


P.S. English subtitles coming soon!



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