Classroom Resources

Job Seeking Activity

Students pretending to be job seekers are matched with one of four part time job options by answering a series of questions asked by the students playing the role of an employment agency.

Level: Senior_Secondary


Before doing this activity, you may wish to show the students this skit from “Erin ga Choosen”. It features various part-time jobs of high school students in Japan.

Make copies of interview sheets A and cards B according to the number of times students will role-play.


Students role-play in pairs, with one student acting as a part time job seeker and the other as an employment agent. Job seekers pick up a card B and take a job interview basing their answers on the information on the card. The agents ask questions using the interview checklist, (interview sheet A) filling in it as they go.
The agents then suggest the best job for the job seekers from the job advertisements next to the checklist, and give the conditions. Roles can then be reversed, or job seekers can take a new card with different information.

Formation of Potential Form of Verbs

はなせるhanas eru (can speak)

たべられるtabe rareru (can eat)

こられるkorareru (can come)

できるdekiru (can do)