Today I moved the picture cards into the owners club area of the site. The reason being greedy teachers who keep asking for more free stuff, but refuse to support the site by buying anything! I originally put the stuff free on the site so that teachers in countries who can’t afford materials have access to them. This has worked very well and I will support this in the future ( please get in touch!). The problem is teachers in places like Japan who make money (i.e. their wage) by using the materials on the site, but still expect to get everything without paying. For example sometimes schools say “oh, we have no money”, to which I pull up a picture of school in Thailand and say “Look, this school has no glass in the windows, they have no money and will get the stuff for free!”, I then point out the fully equipped computer room and video projectors etc. that all Japanese schools have!
I wish I could get all the tools that I need for my job for free ( the going rate is about $1,000 for software licenses these days!).
But luckily enough there many, many good and honest teachers who have supported Genki English in the past, and putting the picture cards in the owners club will hopefully give your CDs more value and let me add more cool new stuff to the owners club in the future! It’s all give and take, and helping each other out!