On this page are loads of ideas, but how
do you actually put them together to form
a lesson? Well, over the last few years this
type of structure has "evolved"
in my lessons to great success!
1. ワォームアップ、復習 - 3〜10 分
The idea is to get the kids back into a "Genki"
way learning, to get used to you again, to
warm them up and to review the previous time's
I always start off with a quick go of the
Warm Up game. Time depends on the class, from 30
seconds to 5 minutes!
Review the song from the previous lesson. They are singing
and dancing and remembering the previous
work all at the same time. Try something
like "heads and shoulders" or on
this page there are MP3 songs for Numbers, Names, How are you?and How old are you?. Others are on the Genki English CDs. The songs are quick, genki and get to
are you?, How old are you?, や数字の歌。他のはGenkiEnglishのCDにあります。
2. 新しい英語 - １５〜２０分
Use picture cards. Hold one up, say the word
and get the kids to say it back. See the
hints and tips page!
Review often! After every 3 or 4 words, review
8 words is a good quantity to teach in one
Questions and answers are better (e.g. What's
this? What time is it? or even "How
much?) Say the question, point to a
card and the kids answer. This is better
than simply learning the vocab in isolation.
Try tricking them by pointing to a card and
saying a different question e.g. "What's
this? What time is it? や "How
"What's your name?"!
When using a song, sing each word when introducing
it. The melody and actions help the kids
remember them quicker. Plus when you've finished
the words, they already know the song. Try
things like "What's the weather like?"
from CD1 or Fruit Market.
Explain the games by acting them out! All
the games on the site can be explained in
2 or 3 minutes or less. If team teaching,
try giving a translation of the game to the
other teacher who can then explain the rules
in the kids' native language.
End the lesson on a high so they are looking
forward to the next lesson!!
So there you go, a nicely structured lesson
with plenty of chance to speak English and
learn new langauge! Of course there are different
ways to do this, and please feel free to
vary, but this is the one that I used most
often!! Thoughts, comments or suggestions?
Give me a mail or put a message on the discussion board!