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June 2004

Hello! A million and one thanks to all 1,000 of you who attended my workshops in Kobe and Tokyo this month - you were great! If you couldn't attend and would like to see what we did, or for those who want a reminder then I've put the presentation notes online!
http://genkienglish.net/kobetokyo2004.htm


GenkiEnglish Live in Osaka this weekend!

If you want to see the website in action, or simply need ideas for lessons, come along to this first full day seminar in Osaka! There are 3 sessions, done in an interactive, genki way, but with lots of time for questions and clear explanations! You can come along to just one session if you like, but the content will build up over the day so attending as many sessions as you can is certainly recommended!

Date: Saturday June 26th 2004
First Session ( the basics!) 9:30 AM - 12PM
Second Session ( more songs, games and ideas) 1:30PM - 4:00 PM
Third Session ( more advanced topics) 5:00 PM - 7 PM

Place: Apio Osaka ( Osaka Roudou Kaikan) Room 207
Price: Any one session 6,000 yen on the day
- - - - Any two sessions 7,000 yen on the day
- - - - Any three sessions 8,000 yen on the day

There's also a Kids Show on Sunday, full details are on the website!
http://genkienglish.net/osakashowe.htm


Loads of New Games!

There are a load of new games on the site this month. Dan has sent in his "Catalogue Game" ( it's like Karuta, but give the kids catalogues, you shout out a piece of clothing and they have to find it!). There is Katherine Lott's "Screaming Game" and Lynn Kernan has come up with two more great games! You can find out more at http://genkienglish.net/gamesreaders.htm


Hints & Tips

In Kobe and Tokyo my top hints were to learn Japanese ( see http://www.GenkiJapan.net ) and if you teach less than 1,000 kids I'd really recommend learning all their names. It's the one thing I didn't do that I wished I had! Every class has a class photo with the names on the back, get a copy and ask a teacher to write the names in Romaji. Or video every kid in the class, one at a time, saying their name along with one other bit of information ( club, likes, dislikes etc.) to make it easier. If you have over a year left 1,000 kids is quite doable! Just knowing a kids name can bring them around in class.
Oh and one other tip, "first name" in Japanese is "shita no namae" because official Japanese names are written top to bottom!


And Finally,

This month has been a bit crazy. With the Koyuki drama coming out on DVD the picture cards have proved very popular, in fact far too popular, so I've now moved them into the "CD Owners Club" where they are still free to download. http://genkienglish.net/members.htm

Oh, and you can now order the Phonics CD from anywhere in the World!!
http://genkienglish.net/creditcard.htm

Hope to see you in Osaka on the weekend, or maybe in Fukuoka on July 4th!

Enjoy!

Be genki,
Richard

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Richard J. Graham
Primary School English Games, Songs and Activities
Email: newsletter@genkienglish.net
http://www.genkienglish.com
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