I’ve got another favour to ask today!
As most of you are now using the download pack instead of CDs (don’t worry, cross grade offer coming soon!), it’s time to change the main menu to reflect the order in which to teach the lessons, rather than the order I made the CDs in.
There is the possibility of having several different orders and of course everything is still non-linear so you can match to any coursebook if you have to.
But I’d also love to have a “best example” order to teach the Genki English lessons in.
Here’s what I have so far, based on my experience, but I’d *love* to hear your input!
Do you think this order looks good?
Or any themes you always prefer to teach earlier/later/together separate etc.?
Please write up your thoughts in the comments and hopefully we can make up the easiest to teach, most amazingly effective recommended course!
Here we go …. Easy, easy lessons
|1||Genki Disco Warm Up
stand up, sit down, clap, cheer etc.
|2||Rock, Paper, Scissors|
|3||What’s your name?|
|4||How are you?|
|5||I’m a superhero! I can….
I can jump, run, hide, cook, stretch, climb, swim, fly
|6||Left and right|
|7||Numbers 1 to 12|
|8||How old are you?|
Once you have the hang of those, you can try the ….
Linking together lessons
|11||Do you like food?
Do you like…..? I like….. + kids favourite foods
|12||Do you like animals?|
|13||I like animals I like snails, kangaroos, bears, ducks, camels,
spiders, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, penguins,
|14||I like vegetables I like onions, peas, carrots, beans,
mushrooms, potatoes, pumpkin, tomatoes
|15||Do you have any pets?|
|16||Animal Voices I have a … dog, cat,
bird, mouse, chicken,
|17||Baby Monkey Family Who’s this?
This is my … brother, sister, dad,
mum (mom), grandma
|18||Do you have any brothers or sisters?
I have 1,2,3,4 brothers.
I have 1,2,3,4 sisters.
|19||Under the sea “What can you see?”, “I can see a …”
whale, squid, seahorse, jellyfish, crab,
dolphin, shark, starfish
|20||Head & Shoulders head, shoulders, knees, toes, eyes, ears, mouth nose|
Faces, Clothes, Shopping & Shapes
|21||Make a Face Parts of the face: “Put on the …” ;
“Draw a ….”
nose, ears, mouth, eyes, eyebrows,
cheeks, hair, tongue.
|22||Let’s make a monster Next set of body parts e.g. neck,
toes, fingers, etc.
|23|| Doctor, Doctor! Body Parts
Doctor, doctor, my …. head, arm,
hand, foot, back, tooth …. hurts
|24||Baby Monkey’s Winter Clothes|
|25|| Baby Monkey’s Summer Clothes Don’t forget your … plus hat, t-shirt,
shoes, shorts, bucket, spade, fishing rod,
|26||Treasure Adventure Phonics “ure” sound + there’s a pirate,
hat, parrot, map, ship, island, shark
|27||How many … do you have?|
|28||How much? How much is that…? I’ll take it!
Thank you, goodbye
|29||Numbers 13 to 20|
|30|| Shapes! Triangle, circle, diamond, oval, rectangle,
heart, square, star
|30b||Christmas shapes I can see a triangle, circle, diamond, oval,
rectangle, heart, square, star
I can, I can, I can!
|31||Fruit Market What’s this? What’s that? Apple,
orange, pineapple, banana, lemon, cherry,
strawberry, watermelon, peach, grape,
pear, kiwi fruit,
|32||Can you speak….?|
|33||Come on, Come on!
kick, pass, shoot, save, catch, throw, head, score.
|34||Can you kick?
Can you … kick, pass, shoot, save,
catch, throw, head, score?
|35||I can do it!|
|36||Where are you from? Where are you from?
I’m from…… America,
Australia, Britain ( and constituent countries),
China, Canada, Korea, New Zealand, Japan
+ any other countries that are relevant
to the children’s lives.
|37||Where do you live?|
|38||How do you say ? How do you say … in English?
|40||I am a robot|
Questions, Answers, Favourites & Colours
|41||What time is it, Mr Wolf?|
|42||What time is it? Part 2|
|43||What sports do you play?
I play…. tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, rugby, baseball
|44||When is your birthday? + Months of the Year
When is your birthday?
|45||How did you get here?|
|46||Colours & Pirates|
|46b||What colour is Christmas?|
|47||What’s your favourite colour?|
|48||What’s your favourite flavour?
I like … ice cream flavours.
|49||What’s your favourite subject?|
|50||What’s your favourite … ?
cartoon, video game, pet, food, comic book, TV show.
I want to be, I want to do!
|51||Where are you going?|
|52||Eat! Drink! Dance!|
|53||What are you doing?|
|54||What do you want to do?|
|55||What do you want to be?
I want to be a …. + jobs
|55b||What do you want to be for Halloween?|
|56||What do you do?|
|57||Pronouns: I, you, he, she, we are happy|
|58||Excuse me, are you…?
Are you hungry/tired/cold/sad etc.
|59||Adjectives: I have a question!
heavy, light, red, green
|59b||Adjectives: More questions|
|60||Adjectives: It’s not bad, it’s good!|
I’d like some … & Prepositions
|62||What would you like for breakfast?
I’d like some bacon, ham, eggs, bread, cereal, pancakes, fish, salad.
|63||Ordering Food from A to Z|
|66||Days of the week|
|67||When, When, When?|
|69||Prepositions: Where is the spider?
Under, on, behind, in front of, in, next to , near
|70||Prepositions: Where is Mr Monkey?
Where is …? He’s near, next to, in front of, behind, under, on, in
|70b||Where are the Christmas presents?|
Rooms, think & me …
|71||Where is Baby Monkey?|
|72||Who is in the haunted house?|
|73||Look at me!|
|74||What do you think of … ?|
|75||Get well soon!|
More Holidays & Special Events
|76||Easter Egg Hunt|
|80||Trick or Treat|
|83||Decorate the Christmas tree|
|84||Let’s build a house|
|85||Let’s build a gingerbread house|
|86||Let’s build a snowman|
|88||What would you like for Xmas?|
|89||Happy New Year!|
Advanced Grammar Genki English
These lessons are all from the Advanced Genki English course.
|1||Better than the best
|2||If you had a million dollars… I’d …
|3||Excuse me, where’s the … ?|
|4|| Have you ever …
Simple Future I will
|6|| I have to … I can!
Modals subjective / objective obligation
|7||How you doing?|
|8||What shall I do today?
As you can see there’s quite in lot in Genki English these days – over 100 themes!
Looking forward to getting your feedback in the comments!
P.S. Big thanks to Red and Andrew for pushing me into getting this done! 🙂
P.P.S. Remember the comment competition is on again this month, with one commentator chosen at random to win a free Genki English CD.
The more you comment, the more chance you have to win!
P.P.P.S. From the comments below, here’s another way to present the lessons. What do you think?