I found an amazing site on the internet today with videos for teaching elementary school English. I was quite amazed at how much they had managed to put on their website. It was all very well presented but the English was appalling (lots of “fine thank you, and you?”s). And it really got my thinking about the Genki English DVDs, it’s the content that counts and it’s the content that separates Genki English from anything else! I guess I’ve been trying to make the DVD too much like Star Wars, in a very piece by piece way to build it up in the editing like I do with Flash. But the computers are just not up to it – as proved today by the amount of time it has taken to do simple little things! But I have to get the full set of DVDs done, even if it’s only to save Japanese kids the boredom of boring English!!! So when I’m in the UK next month I’ll do the next two DVDs really simply, film and edit, keeping all the raw Genkiness in there!

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...