Category Archives: Thailand

First Impressions on the Thailand One Tablet Per Child programme

This afternoon I got my chance to try out the new One Tablet Per Child tablets that the Thai government has provided, along with Genki English software, to 800,000 children  in primary year one. The main benefit of tablets, compared with PCs,  is that a 2 year old can use them.  You don’t need any…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/first-impressions-on-the-thailand-one-tablet-per-child-programme/

Ubon Ratchathani Workshop & How to get teachers to read lesson plans

Workshops in Thailand are formal.  Very formal.  So I have to wear a suit.  (Don’t worry I’ve got a GE T-shirt underneath!)  But this morning I thought I’d sneak into breakfast in a t shirt.  But as I looked around everyone was suspiciously incredibly well dressed, and yep these were all the teachers who had all come in from…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/ubon-ratchathani-workshop-how-to-get-teachers-to-read-lesson-plans/

British Council Press Release: Genki English now part of Thailand’s Official Teaching Materials

The British Council have just issued a press release about how Genki English has not only been distributed to every primary school in Thailand, but that from this year Genki English is now part of the official teaching materials for all primary schools in the country. It’s been quite an amazing ride getting this far!…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/british-council-press-release-genki-english-now-part-of-thailands-official-teaching-materials/

For trainers in Thailand

If you’re been called in to help with the provincial Thailand training workshops this week then thank you very much! I’m really wanting to make sure this project works as well as it can, so I’m very happy to support you in any way. Here are a few ideas that may help. Presenting to 100s…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/for-trainers-in-thailand/

Thailand – On to millions of students…

When I first volunteered to do some training in Thailand five years ago I had no idea how big this would all become. Now it’s 2007 and we have the job of training teachers in every single school in the country. With tens of thousands of schools it’s a big, big project to do. Of…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/thailand-on-to-millions-of-students/

Thailand – Thai Ministry Genki Books & CDs

I’ve got workshops all next week in Bangkok and today I popped in for the briefing session and I finally got to see the Thailand Ministry of Education’s and the British Council’s versions of the Genki English packs. They’ve actually come out really, really well! The funny thing is that there is now an official…

https://genkienglish.net/teaching/thailand-thai-ministry-genki-books-cds/