Happy New Year everybody! How are things? Here's a quick reminder that
after the holidays, we're still here at Genki English to help you out and
make your lessons easy to plan and fun to teach!
A4 size Flashcards
The big update to the website this month is a series of 90 Flash Card pictures to illustrate the themes in the Genki English Elementary School Curriculum. http://genkienglish.net/clipart.htm
They're the ones that I use in presentations and quite a few people have
asked me to put them on the net. I've presented them in "pdf"
format, which means you simply click on the picture and it's ready to print
out! No more hassles with copying pictures into a word processor etc. etc.!
You'll need the "adobe pdf" viewer to see them, but most computers
should have it built in, if not you can download it from here. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
The themes included are: Greetings, Sports, Do you like...?, Transport,
Drinks, How old are you?, Where are you going?, What are you doing?, The
Monkey Family, How are you?, Weather, Seasons and Cooking. You can find
them on the "clip art" section of the website. http://genkienglish.net/clipart.htm
Next month we'll be holding a marathon series of events at the Maruzen
bookstore in Nipponbashi, Tokyo. Everyday for a whole week we'll be doing
either a kids show, a teacher training seminar or a seminar for parents!
We'll be going through loads of ideas for teaching songs, games and getting
kids motivated! You don't need to reserve a place, but there will only
be 100 people for each session so get there early!
2002 Show/Seminar Schedule
If you want to see if we're coming to your area, or if you want to find
a suitable time to invite us to your school, then have a look at the new
2002 Schedule. You can find it on the Seminars page of the website! http://genkienglish.net/workshop.htm
So far we have confirmations of:
March 16th/17th at the ALC Press G-Com World expo in Yokohama
April 27th Tsuruoka City in Yamagata
June 1st KEE Annual Conference in Kyoto
It's always good to get movie or TV characters into your lessons, it really
gets the kids to pay attention! The movie E.T. is 20 years old this year,
and to promote the re-release of the movie, there is a brand new Website
available. One of the interesting things on there is a little "sound
board". It's very similar to my Kawaii Eigo pages ( http://genkienglish.net/kawaii.htm ), where you move the mouse over the words to hear them spoken. E..T.'s words are all pretty simple and I reckon it'd be a great buzz for the kids to hear his voice in English! Have a try! http://et20.com/soundboard.html
That's it for this month! I'm still in Europe at the moment so can't be
reached by phone, but please get in touch via email if you have any questions,
comments or things you'd like to see on the site!
Have a very Genki 2002!
Richard J. Graham B.Sc. AMInstP
Primary School English Games, Songs