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My students love to play Question Quest. The students speak English with each other and are given a reason to improve their English. The students like the ever changing game play as well as the opportunity to judge how well someone else has answered the question. The students like the autonomy to work together, but also the ability to ask the teacher for help if they need it. I have also found it can help to encourage peer teaching where stronger students help the weaker players answer the questions. Thanks for putting together such a good learning tool.
David Chapman, Teacher at Nihon Jyoshi Diagaku Fuzoku Chuugakko, Japan
It is not often that you find an EFL resource that ALL students can enjoy. High to low level, adult and child, whether shy or outspoken, Question Quest is that resource.
The beauty of the game for me lies in its adaptability. With the removal or addition of a few cards and the addition of house rules the game can go from incredibly simple to incredibly complex, from a very useful low level question practice exercise to a high level fluency practice with added strategic considerations. And best of all is that my students love it.
Tom Laverick, Owner and Head Teacher at Laverick English School, Miyamae-ku, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Many language teachers already know that using good off-the-shelf card and board games can be a fantastic way to get learners talking. Question Quest is a great game, AND it’s designed from an EFL perspective by people with considerable teaching experience. Its clever mechanics encourage learners to participate equally, interrupt each other, and ask follow-up questions.
I have used Question Quest in regular oral communication classes, intensive English programs, and extracurricular gaming clubs, wherein the student response has been overwhelmingly positive. If you are looking for a fun and engaging way to promote meaningful oral practice, look no further!
Chris Hastings, Head Instructor at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Game-based learning researcher and all-round gaming aficionado.
I’ve been using video games to teach English for a long time, and have recently started to break into the world of more analog, hands-on games. My initial thought was: I wonder if there’s a card game to help people learn English, which led me straight to Question Quest.
Not only does it help people learn English, but it does so via oral communication, something which is often lacking in both games and classrooms. My students really enjoy playing, and the game mechanics are set up so well that students are guaranteed to have fun. All in all, a huge recommendation from me!
James York, Assistant Professor at Tokyo University & Kotoba Miners Owner.
"Question Quest is always a big hit, especially with adult students. I don't even have to be in the room before they start playing. It's really amazing to watch and it's one of the only times they don't break into Japanese. I love the fun and energy it brings to my classes!"
- Sarah Stout, National AJET Council member and JET Programme ALT.
"At first I was a little worried the game might be too complex, but after just a few rounds my whole class was really enjoying it and using the special cards like crazy in the race for points. Question Quest takes a little more thought and strategy than your average EFL game, but it makes a great addition to the classroom and my students won't stop asking me to play again!"
- Elizabeth McGraw, English Teacher, Senzoku Gakuen High School.
"In my experience, games are the number one activity choice for ESL students. Question Quest is a game that not only provides a fun, relaxing atmosphere for students to practice and improve their English but also motivates them to study on their own. Question Quest is that rare, perfect blend of education and entertainment!"
-Jason Wan, English teacher at Rikkyo University.
"Question Quest is a fun and effective way to get your students to engage and experiment with natural, useful English. My students love the colorful characters, engaging world, and fast-paced action, especially when the Special Cards start being used!"
- Jessica Bentz, Editor and English Teacher, Toyama University.
"As soon as I introduced Question Quest to my university English students, they became intimately engaged with the English language in a way I have never observed when using conventional textbooks or worksheets. The compelling combination of relatable manga-style characters, and high frequency English grammatical forms, make Question Quest a must-have resource for any English teacher."
- Paul Raine, English Teacher at J. F. Oberlin University, Tokyo.
"Question Quest is a great way to facilitate communication in class, especially between shy students. It really breaks down the barriers that make natural conversation difficult in an English classroom setting. The game is flexible and adaptable to a variety of learning outcomes."
- Tony Blackmore, Instructor, EAP Program at the Sino-Canada HIgh School at Soochow University HIgh School, Suzhou, China.
"Question Quest was easy to pick up and understand. The students were playing within minutes. They used a lot of English, had a great time, and want to play it again! Question Quest is a great supplement for classrooms looking to get out of the routine of textbooks and lectures!"
-Nicholas Canalos, teacher, extensive reading consultant and textbook author at Scientific Education Group in Tokyo.
"With its fantastically cool and eye-catching design my students were excited to try Question Quest. The game works really well even with a group of mixed ability levels and students can focus on meaning and fluency and/or accuracy. As one student exclaimed, "I love this game! I want to play again!" Question Quest is a superb way to develop language skills while having fun!"
- Philip Shigeo Brown, teacher, lecturer, and learning advisor at Konan Women's University. Coeditor of Innovating EFL Teaching in Asia and the upcoming Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia.
"Question Quest is a totally unique product that will excite and motivate learners of all ages to speak real English. The innovative creators of Question Quest have designed a communicative game with stunning visual artwork and essential English language practice, which will inspire teachers and students all around the world."
- John Lowe, Asia ELT Director for Cengage for 14 years, Tokyo-based educational consultant working for companies such as Cartoon Network, HiT Entertainment, World Family, the History Channel, OUP, John Wiley, SAGE Publishing, and Guinness World Records.
"My students love Question Quest! It gets them speaking, actively listening, and interacting with each other in an exciting way. Highly recommended to all English teachers!"
- Marcos Benevides, award winning ELT author and series editor of the Choose Your Own Adventure series of graded readers.