Author Archives: Richard Graham

Newsletters

Sent out the English and Japanese newsletters today. I also updated the site so it’s easy to get to the CD pages. Most of the viewers already have the CDs (thank you!!), but recently there have been a lot of new visitors and I haven’t really made the CDs as accessible to them as I…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/newsletters/

Back to computer work

Last week was all presentations, which was fun and cool. Today was back to computer work and it is really the most unenjoyable part of doing Genki English!! It’s just a series of problems, from my computer not being able to type Japanese to finding out that the hosting bill for the website has quadrupled…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/back-to-computer-work/

Nellie’s in Fukuoka

I was due to present this afternoon, but got a call from Nellie’s asking if I could do 2 presentations today. That’s no problem as it means I can show people more stuff. Mind you at 9:30 on a Sunday morning, this was one of the toughest seminars I’ve had in ages. Everyone was fine…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/nellies-in-fukuoka/

Relax day

I slept and watched Knight Rider, shattered from this last week!

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A great day in Okayama

Got picked up at 10 this morning and off to today’s school. The teacher here had seen my presentation for the Okayama City BOE in Summer so invited me to the school to give the teachers a hand in setting up their own programme. Up until now they’ve had an ALT once a week, but…

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Shinkansen to Okayama

I wasn’t Genki to say the least this morning. The bad weather didn’t help. Yesterday’s kindergarten teacher kindly gave me a lift to the station and after a gorgeous gingerbread Starbucks I got on the 5 hour Shinkansen to Okayama. I didn’t feel like working (just looking at the computer screen made my eyes water)…

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