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Genki English Newsletter

 January 2002

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.
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.

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

There are loads of great games to be used with clip art, some of which include:
Around the world ( http://genkienglish.net/atw.htm ), Ostrich Game ( http://genkienglish.net/Ostrich.htm ) , Karuta ( http://genkienglish.net/Karuta.htm )

February 17th-23rd Shows at Maruzen, Tokyo

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!

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

Gesture Quiz

Will has an article about gestures in this month's "kids com" magazine http://www.alc.co.jp/peekaboo/kidscom/rensai/index.html and they've taken some of his photos and made a groovy little quiz. The idea is that the kids have a look at the photo of a Western gesture and figure out what it is! Have a look on the kids com website at http://www.alc.co.jp/peekaboo/kidscom/back/2002_02/gesture.html

E.T. Speaks!

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!

And Finally

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 and Activities 
Email: richard@genkienglish.net


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