After seeing the reactions of the teachers yesterday, I was thinking more and more today that Genki English should really get more into Europe. Whenever I’ve been here before it’s all seemed very “schooly” e.g. very simple worksheets, repeat after me, and silly activities like “put your hands on your heads if you hear a noun, put them to your sides if you hear a verb”. I’d always figured that was what the teachers were looking for and hence didn’t need GE, but it seems that just like in Asia, a more fun way to teach is what’s wanted.
But anyway, the main aim of today was to get some footage shot for the new Primary MFL German series. First off was the Baltic sea, which was frozen on the edges! I’ve never seen that before. It felt like being in deepest Russia with the arctic landscape. Then we looked at the map and realised we weren’t as far north as Leeds! ( But still way north of Hokkaido.)
Next stop was Lubeck, which despite looking fantastic from the river, wasn’t that hot really, Luneburg the other day was so much better! But still a good day.