Author Archives: Richard Graham

Vocab Builder “C”

After the Memorization Webinar last week – thank you everyone who attended, and sorry for those who couldn’t get in! – here’s one of the techniques that I used to use as a language learner to basically memorize the top 1000 words of a language as quickly as possible. This is the first part of…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/vocab-builder-c/

⛔️ Why writing and grammar are two of the worst things you can teach right now!

Hello, Today, just to make sure you get amazing results for your students,  I want to cover two big “don’t do!”s in teaching English. So they are,  DON’T teach grammar and DON’T teach writing. “But what …..?”   I can imagine you saying, “We have to teach the textbook and the tests!” 😬 Well,  let…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/%e2%9b%94%ef%b8%8f-why-writing-and-grammar-are-two-of-the-worst-things-you-can-teach-right-now/

2019 Homework Calendars

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a fantastic holiday! And to get the brand new 2019 off to a flying start I’ve just uploaded the 2019 Homework Calendars. You can find them over on the VIP printables page – enjoy! Be genki, Richard

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/2019-homework-calendars/

🕰 How long does it take you? (From German Christmas Markets)

One of the things we’ve found with the Advanced course, and with all courses really, is that if you set a timer for an hour, it takes an hour.  If you don’t set a timer…. well, it could take forever. 🙂  It’s called Parkinson’s law and it basically says a task fills the time you…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/%f0%9f%95%b0-how-long-does-it-take-you-from-german-christmas-markets/

“Pre-visualisation” – the art of transforming a misbehaving class into the class you love teaching the most!

It’s been great seeing everyone interact over on the Genki English Facebook Group  (it’s free for teachers, you just have to answer a couple of questions.) One of the things that I’ve been trying to do over there is instead of simply giving everyone the answers i.e. old fashioned Victorian style teaching,  I always try…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/pre-visualisation-the-art-of-transforming-a-misbehaving-class-into-the-class-you-love-teaching-the-most/

The easiest way to do a Christmas play – in just a couple of lessons!

Quite a few people have written in to ask what’s the easiest way to do a Christmas play or presentation using Genki English. There are quite a few you can do (and lots on the skits & stories forum page) but the easiest one by far is the Gingerbread Man. If you’ve done “How are…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/the-easiest-way-to-do-a-christmas-play-in-just-a-couple-of-lessons/