Which Genki English set is best for me?

With the beginning of the new school term I’ve had lots of teachers asking which Genki English set is best for them.

The recommendation I always give is for the main Teacher’s Set.

A new teacher who wants everything in one place to get started and keep going is basically who I put the set together for.

How old?

I say the age range is usually “3 months to 93 years” ย  Obviously up till 2 and a half you concentrate more on listening. ย Then from 2 and half upwards you concentrate more on the speaking side.

But I can’t afford it!

No worries. ย Just use the free materials on the site, there are loads scattered around (e.g. start on the advice page ) and start using as many of the ideas as soon as you can. ย  Pretty soon this will start bringing in so many new students it becomes a pretty easy decision to invest in the pack.

This is one of the reasons I’m so confident about giving away so much free stuff on the blog and site!

Most public school teachers also find it pretty much pays for itself straight away with the amount of preparation time you save.

Although of course it’s always best when your school pays. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Many schools do and in places like the US once you get a budget approved you can get sets for your whole town or county!

How long? ย How many themes?

Currently there are around 100 themes (depending on if you include the holiday ones like Halloween or Xmas) for up to around 200 hours of lessons.

Once you start to get used to Genki English, you’ll get through them much faster. ย And Genki English is different from other courses in that we want to get the kids as good as possible, as quickly as possible, rather than padding out lessons to take more time.

Having said that hopefully this year I’ll have another dozen or so themes coming out of final testing for you. ย Some will be things to add at the end, some will slot in-between current themes to make them easier to teach.

What about homework?

I’ve got some very exciting news coming soon!

I’ve got 2 teachers in my school, do I need 2 sets?

For the Download Pack the ย license is for one machine at a time. ย For two teachers or more I do have some discounts, so get in touch for details!

How do I order it in my country?

We take orders online from anywhere in the world. Digital orders are sent straight away.

Any more questions?

I think that’s all the popular questions I’ve been asked this week, but please feel free to ask more via email or the comments!


Be genki,


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...

6 Responses to “Which Genki English set is best for me?”

  1. julian k

    “Most public school teachers also find it pretty much pays for itself straight away with the amount of preparation time you save.”

    – this is definitely true!

  2. Julia

    Thank you Richard!

    This is exactly what I will tell my collegues at the saminar to convince them to invest in Genki English. It’s a very kind of you to make a discount for several teachers (does it consern only those who work together in one school?)

  3. richard

    Hi Julia,
    Excellent! The discounts are something I’ve only just started doing for companies that have many teachers in different schools. If there is just one payment and one admin / support contact it’s easy to do!

  4. Lines

    I agree with Julian K. Iยดm a public school teacher, I bought all the sets and I save time and my pupils love English and learn a lot having fun.
    Thank you.

  5. susana

    DEar Richard,
    I really wish to thank you for your tips,suggestions, and ideas.I understand the difficulty of delivering CD’s,so i think the i tunes (audio) would be a very good option as they could give us the opportunity to prepare our lessons any time.I have a question:How can I make the parents understand the reliability and beauty of this new method? They see their children enthusiastic, but being used to the old school stuff,they have to be a bit convinced in some way.Any suggestions for homework?not for the kids, but just to show parents what the kids are doing?Thank you.

  6. richard

    Hi Susana,

    Good questions!

    How can I make the parents understand the reliability and beauty of this new method?

    The trick is to find out exactly what their desired outcome is for the lessons. Do they want communicative abilities? Do they want fluent speaking? Great pronunciation? Or maybe just test results? Or, hopefully not, just want their kids baby sat for an hour?

    Once you find out their *exact* desired outcome (and we always have to ask, we never guess correctly!) it’s just a case of absolutely acing that outcome. Fulfill their goal beyond their wildest dreams and that’s how we get them on board!

    Any suggestions for homework?

    If it is just to show the parents, the evaluation sheets are the way to go: http://genkienglish.net/evaluationsheets.htm

    Or if you want the kids to do real homework, I think you’ll like this! ๐Ÿ™‚

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