Category Archives: Russia

Italy & Russia 2017 – The best workshops yet with AWESOME teachers!

Before I do the Hanoi write ups I figured I’d better write up what we did in the Russia and Italy workshops this year. Why?  Because I just want to say I am so, so, so, so, so, so grateful for all of you. As you’ll see in the Hanoi write ups, all of you…

http://genkienglish.net/teaching/italy-russia-2017-the-best-workshops-yet-with-awesome-teachers/

Games & Ideas learnt from a Russian Tea Party! + How to teach fairy tales in English.

I don’t know about you but I had never heard of a Russian Tea party before.  But after last week’s workshop Elena put on the most wonderful evening full of Russian tea, dancing, fairy stories and some great games.  And many of the ideas I think might work great in your class – they were…

http://genkienglish.net/teaching/games-ideas-learnt-from-a-russian-tea-party-how-to-teach-fairy-tales-in-english/

Masterclass in Izhevsk & Kalashnikovs

After very successful kids’ demo classes yesterday (which I’ll write up soon!) today’s Masterclass for teachers was totally different to last week’s in Yaroslavl.  There we had super Genki English fans with amazing questions who’d travelled from all over to see me.  However  today we had mostly government school teachers who were very much in…

http://genkienglish.net/teaching/masterclass-in-izhevsk-kalashnikovs/

What’s Russia like so far?

I must say I have been totally amazed at Russia so far, it is totally different to what I expected.   I thought the architecture would be like Japan with soviet blandness everywhere, but the churches and cathedrals are just amazing.  In my ignorance I assumed the famous St Basil’s in Red Square was the…

http://genkienglish.net/teaching/whats-russia-like-so-far/

Masterclass in Yaroslavl & 48 hours to get here!

I wanted to start off today with a quote Katya put on Facebook: Dear Richard, the seminar is great! Thank you. It is worth travelling for 48 hours from Volgograd. To the teachers in Izevsk – please, do not miss your chance!!! 48 hours!!  And the thing is Katya didn’t travel the furthest, we had…

http://genkienglish.net/teaching/masterclass-in-yaroslav-48-hours-to-get-here/

First day in Russia! + What to do with kids who say they can’t

Today was the first day of my first visit to Russia – very exciting. I arrived in Moscow at 8:30 last night, then it took till 4:30 this morning to get to Yaroslavl.  Then up again at 8! The main two day workshop is tomorrow, but seeing as so many teachers had flown in from…

http://genkienglish.net/teaching/first-day-in-russia-what-to-do-with-kids-who-say-they-cant/