Lesson 3: What’s your name?

Lesson Plan

Review all the English from the Genki Disco Warm Up Lesson & rock, paper, scissors plus the song from the Rock, Paper, Scissors lesson

Today we start subconsciously learning grammar. However the main focus is eye contact and body language with strong handshakes.
So we use the Words section of the Teacher’s Set to introduce the new language.

Play the mini lesson and finally the animated song from the Teacher’s Set with lots of gestures.

Everyone sings the “What’s your name?” part in pairs.


One person in each pair says “My name is …+ their own name” two times.


The other person says it two times.


They both say “Nice to meet you!” whilst shaking hands and making eye contact.

They split up with their partner, find a new partner and repeat 4 times!

Check out Val’s students in Argentina:

 

You can either simply sing the song again as today’s game.

Or if you are feeling more adventurous, you can’t beat the Stopwatch game.

 

1. Put the students in circles.  (This works for all age groups)

2. The first child in each group asks the person next to them “What’s your name?”
3. This person answers and asks the person next to them.
4. When it goes all around the circle they all shoot their hands in the air, stand up and say “Yeah!”
5. The fastest team is the winner!

And of course remember Genki English rule number 2: Losing just means “Try again!”

What’s your name?
by Richard Graham

What’s your name?
What’s your name?
What’s your name?
(clap, clap)

What’s your name?
What’s your name?
What’s your name?
(clap, clap)

My name is ….
My name is ….
My name is …
My name is …

Nice to meet you

(Repeat four times!)

 

 

 

Bonus VIP Printables

If you have the Teacher’s Set you can also download these extra printables

A4 Flashcards
(What’s this?)
Mini Cards
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Evaluation Workbook
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Lesson Plan
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B/W Worksheet


Odd-one-out
Listening Quiz

2 Responses to “Lesson 3: What’s your name?”

  1. azusa

    Stopwatch game is very useful and exiting . I can adjust to almost all the students of different levels. You are amazing at making attractive class room plan. I want to know more about how to get attention and calm down very active students.

  2. Katrina

    You also speak Japanese! Amazing! Great lessons and great atmosphere! Thank you 🙂

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