This week the Phonics ABC Song has just hit 1,000,000 views on Youtube which is quite cool.
I’ve also found this really great video that Nigel in Fukuoka (I’m guessing it’s you Nigel!) made of his kindergarten kids doing his hip hop dance to the song! With the comment:
|Thanks to Richard of Genki English this makes phonics so SO much easier to teach.|
(Just look at the disappointment on the kids’ faces when the teacher accidentally puts on a non-Genki English CD!)
And over on the forum we’re also discussing the new 70 lesson Genki Phonics Synthetic Phonics programme. Unlike most phonics programmes in ESL, including the current Genki Phonics, this new course follows the UK government’s recommendations for a “high quality” phonics programme, and is, hopefully, going to be very tightly integrated into Genki English so even kids who know zero English yet will be able to start reading after just a few lessons.
We’ve been trialling similar programmes in India and China and the results are phenomenal AND really easy to teach.
Just like the ASL ideas the other day, if you have the time this could be another real game changer in how fast kids can learn English. If you’re a member then I’m hoping to start trials sometime during the Summer!
What do you think of the dance?
P.S. the winner of May’s Comment Competition was Joy K! Keep the comments coming and you might win this month!