Category Archives: Japan

I think it’s Shizuoka…

Today’s workshop in Shizuoka went very well – and on the same billing as Abba! It’s always great having fans who use Genki English in the front row because when other teachers say “Oh no, that won’t work with my kids” the fans turn round and say “No, no, it works great! We use it…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/i-think-its-shizuoka/

Genki Phonics Lesson Plan – in Video!

OK, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the brand new Genki Phonics in video! It’s basically the same system we’ve been using to great success overseas, but completely modified to be used by non-native speaker kids.  I think you are going to love it! So grab a cup of tea and sit down for…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/genki-phonics-lesson-plan-in-video/

Shiga Workshop – in video!

I’m so glad the Fukuoka workshop was so good because today was almost like pulling teeth!  I planned a much more advanced workshop with lots of requests from Margit. But in the teaching theory or how education is changing sections most of the teachers were like poor deer caught in headlights! At one point I asked…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/shiga-workshop-in-video/

Games in Video from the Fukuoka Workshop

We videod a fair chunk of the workshop on Saturday, and here are some of the games & songs videos for you.  The more in depth and theory parts in Japanese are on this page. Hopefully they’ll give you some ideas, and be sure to tell your friends about the upcoming events all around Japan,…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/games-in-video-from-the-fukuoka-workshop/

Shiga Workshop

Today was a workshop in Shiga organised by Margit, who many of you will know from the blog comments and forum. She also brought along some of her owners’ club materials, including some very cute super-mini cards! We had around half the teachers as primary school teachers and half the teachers who have their own school…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/shiga-workshop/

Makings of a Great Teacher + Sushi

Today was the 4th time I’d been invited by Odate City’s Board of Education in the north of Japan (where all the trees are very different!) This time it was to do a full day teachers’ workshop today and a demo show for the kids tomorrow. And we had a fantastic group of teachers who whizzed through…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/makings-of-a-great-teacher-sushi/