Category Archives: Japan

Okayama Maruzen: Genki Teleshopping!

Had a great workshop and superpack signing in the Okayama Maruzen today.  Thank you to everyone who came and of course everyone who bought Superpacks! Many of you were with me in turning down the Italain Terrorist role last week, but I really do need to find a way to get the word out more…

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“Success Education” @ Tokyo Maruzen

Photo by chez-sugi Update:  Thanks to everyone who came to the workshop!  To see where I’ll be next, click here. Today we had a CD9 Launch Party and CD signing at the huge Maruzen bookstore in Tokyo – right between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace! I used to do these presentations  slap bang in…

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Keisen University Part 2

Part one is here: Then after a break it was showing how we teach these exact same “success secrets” to kids using Genki English. Until now they’d been picking up things like Left & Right and How are you? but not understanding the underlying confidence parts of the programme. So I started off with the…

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Keisen University

These days “university” means to me research and testing the methods we use, how to have control groups, seeing what gets the best results and how to reduce external variables. I often forget that universities also have the undergraduate side, and today was a presentation for such students. Currently one of the biggest problems with…

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Genki Personal Development

Today I was asked to give my series of workshops on Personal & Business Development. They were still technically English lessons, but they wanted me to treat the participants as native speakers with the real content. So fair enough. I do like theses types of workshops, teaching workshops are basically the same thing, but you’re…

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Best Ever Tokyo Gig

Yesterday I flew to Japan for a huge book fair in Tokyo. I used to do loads of these but stopped for a few years as a) everyone already had all the CDs and b) there’s not really that much you can do in a hour. But seeing as I’ve spent so much time abroad…

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