Accuracy Checking without Stress  


Accuracy checking, or testing, is something that is done explicitly or implicitly in almost every class.  It can focus on either comprehension or productive ability.  Listed below are methods and activities that test these abilities in ways that try to minimize students’ affective response.  By minimizing student stress in the classroom, we help to maximize student motivation.


  • Responding in Japanese (spoken or written), whole class or students 1-on-1 with teacher.
  • Groups/Classes chorally answer before getting individual answers.
  • O/X Game- listen, repeat & respond (this is a more indirect student self-test of comprehension and meaning.)
  • Pair Slap.
  • Play Dictionary--say the clues in Japanese in a sentence or question; the students respond with the English word or sentence/question


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