Simply a Merry Christmas!

I think that’s it,  you’ve exhausted all my ideas for this year!  And I’m certainly, in a good way, quite exhausted from all the production, wonderful workshops and traveling.

As many of you know, the first half of this year has been one of the emotionally hardest years I’ve faced, but thanks to all of you the second half of the year began to turn around.

Thank you to all of you for being so welcoming in Cyprus, the US, Kiev, Lviv, Japan, Vietnam, to all of you who bought the coaching programs, the Teacher’s Set and became VIP members and all of you who commented, emailed, joined the Facebook Lives and generally have been so supportive of me over the last year.

There is much more to come starting in January,  but for now ….

I wish you all a wonderful Merry Christmas and a truly Genki 2017!

Be genki,

Richard & everyone at Genki English!

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

7 Responses to “Simply a Merry Christmas!”

  1. Ewa

    Merry Christams to you and all the people behind Genki English too.
    May the season be filled with joy for all of you.

  2. Gen Keywood

    Merry Christmas to you Richard!
    Thanks for all your hard work, again, this year and for making all of our lives so much easier -well the teaching part anyway!
    I hope you get time for a proper rest and a chance to recharge those creative batteries and that 2017 brings yet more success and further chances for interesting experiences!

  3. Julia

    Thanks a LOT Richard for your kind wishes and for everything you do to make teaching/learning English easy and fun!
    Merry Christmas and a very happy and blessed New Year to you!

  4. Mark

    Dear Richard and The Genki Team,

    Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas and A Happy New Year. Thank you so much to all of you for the motivation, cheerfulness, and amazing input you give us via all the various communication channels. Buying the Teachers Set was the best gift I ever bought for myself, (and the students I teach). Lucky them. Even my High School students in China have enjoyed all the Christmas Songs. When they tell me it’s for little kids, I challenge them to tell me what some of the words mean. Such as “wrap” “bake” “chimney” in the “How many days to Christmas” song. They don’t know even after learning English for 12 years. As well as other words on other songs. So I win them over through your creative lessons. We decorated a Christmas Tree, after teaching them the song, and getting them to sing in Chinese Opera style. It was a great laugh. But I have 22 classes of 55 to 60 students per class, so after seven classes, the tree did not have much space left, so we had to get two more trees. Luckily my school allowed us to saw the tops of two fir trees. The school don’t encourage arts and crafts as the students are supposed to focus every minute on the dreaded “College Entrance Exam”, but when the Chinese Headmaster and Chinese Owner of the school, saw the enthusiasm and joy it was bringing, they actually gave it their thumbs up. Even in the small town I live in, the local shops help us get the message across, by putting up decorations, Merry Christmas signs everywhere, Snowmen, sleighs and reindeer, etc. We even do a Nativity play to teach another perspective of Christmas. Wish you had a lesson on that aspect, but not “politically correct” in some countries or peoples eyes. Well Done Richard and team. Bless you all. Kind Regards, Mark in China.

  5. Nataly

    Richard, thank you for being so inspiring
    and real! For all your energy, openmindness and the great great workshops!!
    Thanks for helping us grow and improve!
    Have a great year, lots of new amazing discoveries,
    wonderful adventures and sources of your own inspiration.
    And please make us happy with your new songs and games.
    Happy Genki New Year!!

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