Category Archives: Japan

Japan’s Plans for Primary School English

Don’t worry, I’m still in Vietnam (more big workshops like this one for primary school teachers here tomorrow) but for those of you in Japan you might have seen yesterday’s Nikkei Shinbun newspaper about English becoming an official subject in 2020. (*Here’s an English version from Japan Today) I’ve have blogged about this before with the plans to do…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/japans-plans-for-primary-school-english/

Fukuoka Round Up!

Thank you everyone for yesterday, it was fantastic to be back here!  And a special big thank you to everyone who asked requests and all those amazing questions.  I hope I managed to answer most of them for you. Of course you can also email me with any follow up questions – especially those of…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/fukuoka-round-up/

Numbers Games in Tokyo

To lead into the numbers version of Do you have any pets? we first had to practice some numbers.  Here are a couple of really fun games to go with the numbers song, one probably better than the other, which do you think? Thumb Sumo / Thumb War Timebomb / Unlucky 13 Game

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/numbers-games-in-tokyo/

Card Games & Class Control in Tokyo

(There are lots of videos in today’s post, so if you are on email then click here to see them!) Today we had a workshop in Shinjuku Tokyo right outside the Ministry of Defence! One of the requests for was for some card games using the Mini Cards. Now to be honest I don’t really…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/card-games-class-control-in-tokyo/

Subjects + Days of the Week in Shikoku

Another weekend workshop and this one went very well, it’s great having people who come for a second time! Things were going really well so I thought I’d try some of the new themes we’re testing on the Beta Test Forum. The first one was Days of the Week, which went pretty well! Then I…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/subjects-days-of-the-week-in-shikoku/

If you are banned from being Genki….

Today’s workshop was very interesting! First it was a festival day so it was really hard for teachers to get here. Then some of the teachers were also banned, by their Board of Education,  from making English lessons too exciting for the kids (see the video below for why!) So I showed them the alternative…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/if-you-are-banned-from-being-genki/