Category Archives: China

Genki Chinese Games

I’ve just uploaded 3 new Learn Chinese games for you: I’ve basically done them out of desperation at not finding any fun materials to learn Chinese myself! Even the hallowed Michel Thomas course has been sending me to sleep with the advanced Mandarin.  Update: I just figured out that because I bought the ebook version…

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Kindergarten Classes

Today I had a demo workshop for a company who put teachers into kindergartens in Beijing. It was a bit of an experiment to see how the teachers react to Genki English before hopefully introducing the Teachers’ Packs (and maybe even workshops) into the schools. We started off with 21 teachers (as shown here), but…

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Beijing British Council & Solving World Poverty(!)

This morning I popped in to see the British Council in Beijing. As usual their offices were beautifully designed, if I was a student I’d want to study in the UK after visiting them! I’ve done workshops for the BC before (including a keynote speech), there’s actually a British Council branded version of the Teacher’s…

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Beijing Genki Marathon

This part two of my Beijing workshops. See yesterday for part 1! High Level Phonics This afternoon was going through the much more advanced parts of the phonics course. They start off with individual sounds, then move on to alternative ways of writing them e.g. ai, ay a…e etc. Then it moves onto some of…

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Teacher Feedback & Genki Marathon

Although I’ve been getting reports and feedback from the management, it’s the real, honest, feedback from the teachers I really need. Both to find out what needs changing in the current materials and how to best present the future materials and to select which future activities to give them for each theme. As we, the…

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What happens when you do GE everyday?

We were walked into the school today by another marching band procession, they really do like these big welcomes! Then we were doing evaluation sessions, watching and commenting on two Genki English and two phonics lessons by two teachers who we’d trained in December. As expected they were really, really good! As they were so…

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