Here’s the latest Genki English project for you, the high school Phonics & Funk Vocab Builder!
It helps with …
1) Phonics sound recognition (you hear the “p” sound so many times without realising)
2) Very fast review of vocab (great for cramming high school tests)
3) Helps with spelling (as the words are almost all in alphabetical order)
But which do you prefer, the fast or slow version?
Normal “Fast” Version
Slow “Teachers” Version
These songs came about because I get a lot of people asking when I’m going to do the next Genki Phonics CD to cover the rest of the alphabet. I promise I will … eventually! The thing is that it’s really difficult to write a good song that only has one sound. Hence this new type of track.
The fast version is the speed I used to do this at when I was in high school cramming French vocab and it’s what learners tend to respond better to. If you can understand it all on the first go then it’s not much use! The idea is you sit down in front of it and play it over and over till everything is well and truly stuck in your head. But of course it’s teachers who buy and choose what materials to do in class, so I’ve also done a slowed down “teacher version” for this song to see which people prefer.
But what do you think? Would your students find these useful? Would you like me to make some more? And which speed do you think is best?
I’ve been working on this project for 6 years now so I’d very much appreciate your opinion! : )