Today I had an exciting day! And I think it was one of the most important days in my life which I’ll never forget!!
Thank you very much for your work done for us, for your time, for your energy you shared with us, for your positive thinking, for your smiles,
and of course for the lessons you taught us.
And the “I can …!” lesson was the most important!!!
I remember how it all got started. It was just a little hope: what if I write an e-mail? Maybe I’ll get an answer…
And now I know if I really want to do something
I CAN DO IT sooner or later!
Of course there were something which is to improve. And I’ll do my best to become really genki and looking for the next meeting with you.
My best wishes,
Julia, Yaroslavl, Russia
This was the email I received from Julia after doing my first workshop over Skype.
Needless to say, I was very happy it went so well. And even more moved to receive such nice words.
Thank you to everyone, and especially Julia for making it all work so well.
Your Country Next?
I know how hard it can be to organise workshops in other countries, I’m currently in India and had to fly to London to get my visa!
So, for a limited time, I’m going to try offering up the possibility of doing the same Skype workshops in other areas of the world.
You just get a group of enthusiastic teachers together (the hardest part!), find a room with an internet connection and off we go.
I’ve done real life workshops on three continents, sponsored by Oxford University Press, Government Ministries and Boards of Educations around the world, but the skype thing is still a little new.
So, whilst we’re still figuring out the best way of doing this, there won’t be a charge, you’ll get a full on Genki English workshop in exchange for working together with me to make this as successful as the real live ones.
Wherever you are!
Flying everywhere can be very expensive, so I’m very excited about how this can open up Genki English training to those of you in more remote or developing areas.
As everyone who attends says, reading about things on the website is one thing, but actually seeing it happen in front of you is a whole different experience!
I won’t be able to offer the free ones forever, so if you are interested, get in touch in the comments, letting me know where you are!
And I’ll leave you with the words of one of the teachers who attended last time – next time this might be you?
Thank you very much for such a great virtual workshop.
Such charismatic people like you make our planet go round.
Your ideas about bringing positive thinking to a classroom are super and very useful in our stressful time.
Pupils really need this.
All my colleagues and I will use your wonderful ideas in the teaching practice and we are very grateful to you for sharing them with us.
If you have experienced a Genki English workshop it would be fantastic to hear your comments on the blog too!