It’s almost like a real job this going round so many cities doing workshops!
Today the teachers were asking for help with the “th” pronunciation – always a tricky one is just about every country!
Get them to practice sticking their tongues out first, and (jokingly of course!) tell them to lick the head of the person in front of them as they say it!
Do make sure you tell them it’s a joke before anyone actually does it though!! 🙂
And if you add in the hand gestures it’s makes a very fun pronunciation lesson.
Check out the video, as you can see it works just as well for adults as kids!
A good game for this is to get them to line up in order of their birthday, Jan 1st at one side of the room Dec 31st at the other and everyone in order in between.
They do this by asking each other Where is your birthday? and answering with all those “th” sounds!
They get a *lot* of practice and like with all Genki English Manual games you get to wander round the class checking who needs what help with which parts.
And once you’ve done this it makes things a lot easier when you come to the “th” sounds in the Phonics Course.
What do you think? Can you do all the gestures above? 🙂 Do let us know in the comments!
P.S. Thank you to everyone who came on Saturday in Bangkok, it was fantastic to see so many amazing people using Genki English! This coming Sunday is a workshop in Surat Thani, so do get in touch if you’d like to join us!