Category Archives: China

Genki English in Xi’an China & the Terracotta Warriors!

I just got back from a fantastic weekend teaching a group of amazing teachers in Xi’an China – home of the 兵马俑 – The Terracotta Army! After the recent 200 people workshops it was great to have a group where I could answer more questions and everyone could get a chance to teach! Doing the crazy “Do…

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Lines Game: Review 20 themes in 5 minutes!

Reviewing is one of the most important parts of a lesson.  Rather than “islands” of English that don’t link up, you want to try and make “pancakes” where each lesson is reviewed in the next one.  I’ve written a whole big article on this “Reviewing and how to do it” but the basic three techniques are: Review…

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Bye Bye Beijing, Hello Tokyo

By the time you’re reading this I should be on the plane to Tokyo. I’ve got a professional development workshop at Keisen University on Saturday, then a CD signing event at the Maruzen Marunouchi Store on Sunday. The Maruzen event is open to the public, so please pop along. It’s free, I’ll be going through…

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Adults Course Part 3

My plan for today was Hip Hop Songs, probably Have you ever, to show the staff that GE works for any level. Then use the funky “Genki English Conversation Generator” to practice the English in a game. You’ll have to remind me to upload that because it’s really great for advanced classes, it sparks so…

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Adults Course Part 2

Had another day of testing Genki English with adult classes.  Instead of  the traditional “done that”, it was a case of getting them able to use the English fluently, and seeing if we could have a great time doing it… Class 1 – Coffee Morning Class People who have the time to turn up at…

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Genki English Adults Course

Over in China we’re promoting the Genki English lessons to English schools as a course for adults, because it basically addresses all the confidence and language issues that most adults have here. Everyone is raving about how good it is and the download pack is extremely affordable for a 70 to 100 hour course, but…

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