The Japanese government is considering setting a new goal that 70% of Junior High School students should graduate with at least A1 level on Common European Framework of Reference for Languages index by 2024.
Apparently some teachers are saying this is “overly ambitious” 🙂
As Genki English has been certified to cover levels A1 and A2, then we can safely say that the Genki English Teacher’s Set covers the government’s goals for JHS as well as elementary. (And actually it means we cover a lot of the government’s aim for senior high school too!)
Of course you’re still going to get stick-in-the-mud teachers who say “Oh, but we have to teach the textbook.”
So what we do is to teach the Genki English lessons, but add them in to the textbook at the most appropriate points.
e.g. Unit 8 is asking about “Whose bag is this?” so we use the GE Whose is it? lesson.
The school still gets to say that they “have covered the textbook” and the kids also get the fun, and more importantly, the results of using Genki English in the classroom.
Now would you like it if someone had very kindly mapped out the JHS lessons to the Genki English ones? Well…..
To save you lots of time, the very talented Gumby from the VIP Forum has made this amazing table showing just which Genki English lessons you can use to spice up (and get results for) the first set of JHS lessons.
Ninja Tip: She’s done this for the New Horizon textbook, but of course a lot of it is similar for other textbooks too.
Here is the list, enjoy!
|New Horizon||CD||トラック番号||Curriculum Level||Genki English Lesson|
|1||5||Adventure||How are you?|
|使う英語||7||2||Adventure||Genki Disco Warm Up|
|数字||2||26,31||Experts||Rocket Launch: Numbers 10 to 100|
|8||2, 20,24,25||Brainy||Numbers 13 to 20|
|曜日||11||Kingdom||Days of the week|
|月・日||3||11||High||When is your birthday?|
|色||2||11||High||What’s your favourite colour?|
|I am Sakura||1||2||Adventure||What’s your name?|
|You are Becky. Are you Becky?||9||9||Jumbo||Excuse me, are you…?|
|No, I am not. I am not from Canada.||1||17||Fantastic||Where are you from?|
|This is my desk. That is my desk.||2||5||Fantastic||Fruit Market|
|2||20,23||Challenge||Baby Rabbit Family|
|Is that a fish market?||7||14||Jumbo||Adjectives: It’s not bad, it’s good!|
|He is(not)… /She is (not)…||9||8||Adventure||Pronouns: I, you, he, she, we|
|I like soccer.||8||14||Challenge||I like (superhero!) vegetables|
|3||5||High||What sports do you play?|
|Do you play the piano?||3||8||Brainy||Do you like food?|
|I do not have a car.||8||5||Brainy||Do you like animals?|
|6||5||Challenge||Do you have any pets?|
|7||8||Challenge||Do you have any brothers or sisters?|
|What is this?||2||5||Fantastic||Fruit Market|
|3||17,18||Jumbo||Adjectives: I have a question!|
|How’s the weather?||1||25||Brainy||Weather|
|Math is interesting. Math is not easy.||11||High||What’s your favourite subject?|
|7||14||Jumbo||Adjectives: It’s not bad, it’s good!|
|What do you have for breakfast?||7||5||Jumbo||What would you like for breakfast?|
|How many CDs do you have?||8||5||Experts||How many … do you have?|
|Let’s try kingyo sukui.||11||Dangerous||Summer sports|
|Nancy lives in America||6||20||Giant||Where do you live?|
|Does she speak Japanese? Yes, she does.||9||5||Fantastic||Can you speak….?|
|She does not know the rules.|
|Who is Becky?||12||Halloween||Who is in the haunted house?|
|How old is she?||2||1||Brainy||How old are you?|
|What time is it?||2||8||Giant||What time is it, Mr Wolf?|
|7||11||Giant||What time is it? Part 2|
|What’s the season there?||1||20||Adventure||Thank you! (seasons)|
|What language do you study?||3||5||High||What sports do you play?|
|Which is your favorite, pizza or tacos?||8||17||High||What’s your favourite flavour?|
|New Horizon||CD||トラック番号||Genki English|
|Where is my pet?||4||14||Where, where, where.|
|7||23||Legend||Where is Baby Monkey?|
|5||22,31||Legend||Where is Mr Monkey?|
|12||Legend||Where is the spider?|
|10||20||Christmas||Where are the Christmas presents?|
|13||Miracle||Phonics “i” song|
|Ｗｈｏｓｅ bag is this? Ｉｔ’s mine.||13||Miracle||Whose is it?|
|It’s Sakura’s||12||High||Colours & Pirates|
|Do you know him/her?||5||25||Legend||What do you think of … ?|
|11||Legend||Look at me!|
|Greeting Cards||10||Christmas||Happy New Year! Get well soon!|
|Sakura is listening to music now.||2||17(28-30)||Incredible||What are you doing?|
|Are they making noodles?||12||Halloween||(We are making) Skeleton Soup|
|Don’t get on the car. Be careful.||11||Danger||Summer Clothes Don’t forget…Let’s|
|I’m looking for…(directions)||1||8||Adventure||Left and right|
|2||14||Incredible||Where are you going?|
|13||Miracle||North, South, East, West|
|We can ride a bike.||9||2||Adventure||I’m a superhero! I can….|
|Can you see that bridge? Yes, I can. cannot||5||8||Fantastic||I can do it!|
|9||5||Fantastic||Can you speak….?|
|6||8||Danger||Under the sea|
|7||20||Fantastic||Can you kick?|
|When can we camp?|
|Can I open the window?||13||Miracle||May I borrow your (文房具）|
|We walked around the park yesterday.||5||2||Kingdom||When, When, When?|
|I went to school yesterday.||13||Giant||Summer sports / simple past 過去形|
|Did you study English yesterday?||13||Miracle||Baby Dinosaur, what did you do?過去形(不規則）|
|What’s wrong? I have a headache.||4||5||Danger||Doctor, Doctor! Body Parts|
Do let us know what you think in the comments!
Ninja Tip: And do push your hardest to get phonics into the first few weeks of Junior High lessons. It will infinitely improve their reading and spelling compared with the horrendous AY BEE SEE they do!
Ninja Tip 2: See here for how to use it with the “Hi Friends” curriculum if you’re in primary school.