Genki English on iOS sneak peek anyone?


I hope you had an *amazing* Summer.

Over here we’ve been working at fever pitch starting Genki English on the iPad & iPhone.

It’s been a superhero, very expensive battle but we’re very nearly there.

And it’s looking *very* cool.

So ….. would you like a sneak peek?

Before anyone else?


Just imagine how much faster your students could learn by having their favorite Genki English songs & games on their iPads and iPhones at home.

You set the lesson as homework, then spend the class time actually using the real English.

It will make you the best school in town!

Even better ……. they’ll only be able to get access whilst they are your students.

So no worries about anyone ever quitting.

If we get enough teachers interested we’re looking at getting your students full access for just $10 per month per student. And yes you can of course just pass this to students as part of your monthly fees, or even charge them more if you wish.

The minimum will be 20 students, and you can enroll as many as you wish above that.

For VIP members, launch date is looking like December.

We’re hoping to have 14 lessons done with a new one added every two weeks.

But …. if you get on the sneak peek list you might get started even earlier.

I know you’ve been waiting so fingers crossed. πŸ™‚

If you’re a VIP member – i.e. you have the Teacher’s Set – just Β write a comment on this blog post and I’ll get you on the sneak peak list so you can get in first.

Numbers, of course, are very limited so be sure to get back to me ASAP.

And if you have any questions, just put those in the comments too.

This is going to be very exciting – imagine what it’s going to do for you, your students & your school!

Be genki,


P.S. Yes this is just for iPad/iPhone/iOS, Android is going to have to wait till 2017.

P.P.S. Β  Yes, students won’t be able to just buy the app on the app store, Β they can only get access through you, their VIP English teacher. Β It’s an extra plus to make you stand out against all the other schools in town.

P.P.P.S. If there are too many teachers on the sneak peek list we might have to push the regular launch till 2016, so get your comment on the blog to get on the Early Access list ASAP!

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. 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. Now I help teachers just like you teach amazing lessons and double your incomes!

51 Responses to “Genki English on iOS sneak peek anyone?”

  1. Drew (Fukuoka)

    As always – excited as about any chance to represent Genki English materials to my students. The addition of ipad/iphone is certainly beyond great! Looking forward to see how it all works.

  2. Edward Keyte

    Hi Richard,
    This is absolutely fabulous news indeed! I’m very much looking forward to this! And hopefully I can get in the Sneak Peek.

    We have almost 100 students using Genki English now and many of them have even said that they wish it were possible to access the course on their ipad since some of them don’t even have a computer all-though they bought CDs.

    This news will be extremely exciting for our students so I can’t wait to tell them.

    Thanks Richard, this is wonderful!


  3. Richard Graham

    Thanks guys – this is so good to hear after all the hard work so far! Still a lot to go, but these words will keep the team going strong!

  4. Cesarinokinawa

    Hey, Richard! It’s been a while but getting back into kids classes again and would love a sneak peek into GE on my iPad!!!

  5. Samuel Muchiri

    Hi Richard, It sounds great and I would like to have it for my students. Many of my students always have their iPods with them. It’s going to be a great study tool.

  6. Jason Morgan

    Hi Richard,

    Love all of the work you do, and would love a chance to see the iOS in action. My students go ape any time they get a chance to play the games on the pc, but they love iPods etc even more.

    I’m sure it will be a winner.

    Good luck!

  7. Trevor Lawless

    Wow. That is huge.

    I think once it’s up and going you will develop al kinds of new ways for kids to get into the GE program and also it will open up new possibilities for the way we run our classes. Flipped classroom style etc..

  8. Ken

    Fantastic news Richard. I’ve had many mothers asking if the homework pack works on the iPad or iPhone. Glad you’re finally getting it up and running. My only problem is that I don’t have 20 students in my Genki classes yet-but I’m working on it!

  9. Jennifer

    What a great idea!!! Keeping up with the trends as always! Well done Richard… Can’t wait to see this one!

  10. Nena

    Hi there Richard!
    Awesome news and perfect timing!
    I really hope to beone of the lucky onesand get the in the sneak preview for the iOs.
    Richard you’re the best

  11. Janet Gray

    Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been working so hard on! This will be a big boost.

  12. Carolyn

    Hi Richard,
    This is fantastic news! It will make GE so much more accessible for the students. Thank you so much for all of your hard work. I can only say, brilliant as always!!

  13. Nathalie Balduck

    WOW! I am sooo excited! Great news. Well done! I am looking forward to seeing the result.

  14. Ewelina

    You guys just keep getting better and better. Great idea, great news.

  15. sophie

    Fantastic! Bought android tablets though as wasn’t compatible with apple/mac/ios 😣 so please hurry with those, there’s a whole course and a half till 2017, can’t be that long without genki!! Still need help with Mac computer not letting me download the file you said, always says it’s broken and September is a few days away!!!! Help!!

  16. Margit

    Just great!
    WHEN do you think you can give the OK to tell our students?
    I know there are a fewwondering wether to buy an android medium or i os, so I’d better get out the news ASAP, Still it must be more or less clear.

  17. Almudena

    Yes! That’s amazing!! I’ve been waiting for this and now it’s real. Thanks Richard.

  18. Mikki

    Hi Richard,
    Question 1 – for the students who have paid for the “Homework Pack” will this now be transferred to their Ipad or will they need to pay again ???
    Question 2 – $10 a month for how long ??? What will the total cost be and if it is a download App does this have to be paid as 1 payment ??

    I would love to be included in the Sneek Peek Thanks πŸ˜‰

  19. Martin (Gran Canaria)

    Hi Richard,

    Great news on the availability over iPad and it being compatible with homework.

    Here in Spain we’ve had an interesting journey adapting to genki and also educating the parents on the benefits.

    Would love to see how this works

  20. Martin

    Well I don’t have my OWN students, yet, but this would be quite amazing. Offer the homework pack as either the USB for a big one time fee or an app subscription for $10/month while they are enrolled (I think you can make more money long run this way while hooking the kids to the school and the program…and the kids and parents will love the portability on their always present iPads, iPhones, etc.

    At least, I hope to be able to preview the new app before I get my school going full-swing!

  21. Eva Bese

    Fantastic timing! Congrats, Richard!
    I can’t wait to see the new version.

  22. Mike Romani

    Would love to have a sneak peak, though I don’t have 20 students with access to iPads or iPhones. At the moment I have about 7 children classes in which I use Genki English materials. I teach small groups of students in their homes. I bought the Teacher’s Set a few years ago, but didn’t have much opportunity to use it until a year ago. My private classes for children had dried up and I was mostly teaching adults. Most of my classes with children were at a friend’s school where I work part-time, but she really didn’t want me using GE. However, when I finally got another class of my own the kids loved the Genki CDs. By word of mouth I soon had several more classes in the neighbourhood partly because the moms and kids really like me, but also because they also like Genki English! Thanks for all your hard work. I use the Teacher Pack DVDs on my MacBook Pro and the kids use a mouse to play the games.

  23. Gudrun

    Ohhh yesssss, please, Richard!!! I have been waiting for this announcement for a loooong time!!! I’m soooo excited about this!!! Remember our email correspondence? Now, I will finally have everything on ONE tablet, my beloved iPad!!! I can’t wait to get rid of my second tablet that I’ve been carrying around only for Genki English! Thanks a million!!!! Yipppiieee!!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆβ€οΈ

  24. Gudrun

    P.S. And “my” kids and their parents will be exstatic, too! πŸ˜ƒ

  25. Cathy Cawood

    Genki English on iPads is fantastic news. I’d love a sneak peek!

  26. Sally

    Exciting news! I’m looking forward to seeing the GE app, sneak peek or not!

  27. Nereyda

    This is going to be amazing for all my students!!! Please put me on your sneak peek list so I can show off the amazing GE app to all the parents!

  28. Richard Graham

    Wow, thank you everyone for the amazing comments of support – they are so welcome!

    To answer a few questions:

    @Gudrun: It’s going to take a while to get all the themes done so you might need the current tablet for a little while longer. (It looks like we’ll need a 100 or so teachers signed up to cover just the development costs of one new theme every two weeks. Of course if a 1,000 or more of you signed up then we could hire more coders & bring out more themes (or even new themes!) even more quickly!)

    @Mikki: For the parents who’ve paid for the full software at home, we’ll be looking at getting them access to the iPad version as part of that if we can. For the ones who pay you and then you pay us the $10 per month, that will go on as long as they are doing your Genki English course. So if it takes 3 years to learn all the English, they’ll pay it for that, or of course if you get them speaking all the Genki English material in 2 years, 1 year or less they’ll only need it for that amount of time. It’s another incentive to get them learning as quickly as possible!

    @Mike, Ken & others who don’t have 20 students yet: Put the Start your Own School marketing tips in place and I’m sure we’ll get you way beyond the 20 student minimum before we launch!

    @Mr Rainbow: If you know what you’re doing you can get the existing software working on android (that’s what we did in Thailand!)

    @Margit: Don’t tell them yet πŸ™‚ Everything looks great so far, but as you know we’ve been trying to figure this out for a long time, so until it’s really launched, let’s keep it to ourselves – we never know what might happen!

    P.S. I think I just broke the record for misspelling the same word so many times in one post πŸ™‚

  29. Dale Harrison

    Looking forward to seeing the new stuff you have planned. Might need to call you and chat about the 20 students limit as you know my students are mainly kids from a local orphanage and they don’t pay tuition fees.

  30. Richard Graham

    @Dale: You need to appeal to everyone on here so we can get so many teachers signing up that we can afford to keep supporting projects like this! Having said that…. how do they get the iPads?

  31. Dale Harrison

    I have 5 that I donated. they share or play the games

  32. Mr.Rainbow

    @Mr Rainbow: If you know what you’re doing you can get the existing software working on android (that’s what we did in Thailand!)

    Well then I would like to test the software, and see if i can get it working on android πŸ˜‰

  33. Richard Graham

    @Mr Rainbow: It’s just the regular Teacher’s Set. As long as you can get a flash player on your tablet somehow then the software you already have is all you need!

  34. Agnieszka

    I’m in for a sneak peak! That’s great news!

  35. Steve

    Looking forward to seeing GE on the iPhone/iPad! Keep up the great work!

  36. Alison

    This sounds very exciting!

  37. Beatriz

    Richard: I’m totally interested in this please put me on your list!!!

  38. Kerrie

    Great idea! Look forward to seeing it!

  39. Andrea

    Yes, please. We heard that the visiting American Volleybal team was asking if there was an Apple factory in Iran because EVERYONE had an iPhone. Thanks for the great system, support, and updates.

  40. Brad

    Now this has got me really excited! Count me in!
    The sell to parents will be easy!
    Looking forward to it Richard!

  41. Emmet

    Good stuff Richard!
    All I have is an iPad to work with. I’m hoping to invest in the teacher’s set. Can I get CDs and books instead of downloading?

  42. Lina Matulionyte

    Wow Richard, well done! Amazing news! It will be even easier and enjoyable for children to learn. Thank you for great ideas and a wonderful opportunity for us teachers to stand out and to be original!

  43. Daniel

    Ill definitely be looking forward to that. At the moment i can only run the videos on my ipad but playing the games too will be great!

  44. Richard Graham

    @Emmet: It won’t fit on CDs anymore, it’s all digital downloads. It’s a *lot* easier to use! πŸ™‚

  45. Emmet

    Thanks for the reply!
    I’ve only an iPad. Can I download everything on to it?

  46. Richard Graham

    Did you all get your test version emails from Apple?

    Send me an email if you didn’t (some seem to have got caught in Spam filters!)

  47. Richard Graham

    Thanks for your patience with all the Apple certificate problems everyone.

    The latest version you got the email about should be all ready to go!

    How are you finding it? Good/bad? Any serious bugs to squash?

    P.S. There is also a separate top-secret Genk Phonics app that might be nearing testing soon if any of you are interested in helping with that one too!

  48. Agnieszka

    I’m in for testing Genki Phonics, too πŸ™‚

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