If you’re just starting on the JET programme and are wondering if Genki English is right for you ….
Don’t believe me ( 🙂 ) have a read of this email I just got from Liz:
I just wanted to send a big THANK YOU for Genki English!
I came to Japan two years ago, and 6 months into teaching decided to go for the VIP pack.
It changed my teaching and really helped me develop as a teacher. I’m with the JET Programme, and my elementary schools gave me basic guidelines for lessons, but I just started going through the Genki Program and making sure each class had all the basics.
Your program gave me structure, and a whole lot of fun!
My kids love all the songs. Even the one class that isn’t fond of singing enjoys watching me bounce around the classroom. I too love all the songs (and sing them loooong into the night after a day of teaching), and being a “Genki English Teacher” really fits with my personality.
I finish up this August, and am really sad because there’s so many more songs I wanted to teach and sing with my students! I had last lessons at one school yesterday which involved: Rock, Paper, Scissors Song (with encore!), review of Super Hero song, and ended with “Can you speak English?” with the kids just doing the responses. It was a great way to end the lesson, and to give them my final message of “Never forget that English is fun. Always remember English=yes, yes I can.”
Thank you for the memories, and if I’m an English teacher again someday, you can be assured I will always be GENKI!
Keep up the good work!
What are you waiting for, let’s get started!