Author Archives: Richard Graham

How to use the Genki English Picture Books to teach English

The right Picture Books can be a fantastic way to learn a language and can be a huge confidence boost. And with Genki English I’ve written over a dozen of them to help you out. Where to find them?You can find them on the right side of the software menu for the themes that have…

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Are you too old or too young to teach?

If you’re looking for some conversation starters/ice breakers for more advanced classes then I post one up every morning on the Genki English Facebook page. They definitely do lead to some interesting conversions and seeing how people often think differently 🙂 One of the most popular ones this week has been about the age of…

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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…

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⛔️ 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…

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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

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🕰 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…

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