Welcome to the New Year and loads of new stuff at Genki English! Have a
look at the ideas in the newsletter, and please tell us what you think
of the website with our new Survey http://genkienglish.net/survey.htm
Game Idea: TimeBomb
Target English: Numbers and brain power!
Target Level: Elementary 4th to Adult
This is a great game where you really have to think. It sounds simple, but try it out with a couple of friends and see how tough, and fun, it really is!
1. Put everyone in groups of between two and ten kids.
2. The first person
says either "1", "2" or "3"
3. The next person continues on and can say
an additional one, two or three numbers.
E.g. if the first person said "1,
2", the second person can say either "3" or "3,4" or "3,4,5"
around the group until one person is forced to say "12". They are now
5. Start again from 2.
This game is really addictive, and
great for motivation! But remember the golden rule, "losing doesn't mean losing,
it just means you get another chance to try again!"
There are also some cool ideas on the Ideas & Discussion board ( http://genkienglish.net/discussion.mv ) and if you have any great ideas, please put them on the board for eveyone
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2 years? Food for Thought!
I was looking round the other day and found some interesting info in the
recruitment forms of the British Foreign Office. According to them, with
intensive study it's quite possible to learn a what they call a "difficult"
language (such as Arabic or Chinese) in 2 years! This might give your students
something to think about!
Genki English / Oxford University Press February Tour
It's always great to get new ideas, and if you want to see some of the
best teacher trainers in Japan i.e. Carolyn Graham, Setsuko Toyama, Nakata
Ritsuko (and of course us!), come along and join these FREE teacher training
seminars! ( Usually seminars by heavyweights such as this cost a fortune!
We'll be on first at 1 PM each day. There will be hundreds of teachers
there so be sure to come along early!
Feb 8th at the Nagoya Meiji Seimei Hall Feb 9th at the Tokyo Shokan
Kaikan Feb 11th at the Brother Bunka Center Sendai
Feb 15th at the Fukuoka Jogakuin
And on Feb 16th Will will be hosting a presentation at the Maruzen
bookstore in Tokyo, and I'll be doing the Oxford tour in Osaka at the Abeno
Then from the 17th till the 22nd of February we'll have presentations everyday
at the Maruzen bookstore in Tokyo!
Come along and I'm sure you'll finish the day buzzing with new ideas!
Need more ideas? Try ESL KidStuff!
Have a look at the groovy new things on the Genki English website, and
please have a look at our survey if there are things you'd still like to
Or you could also have a look at the ESL KidStuff site ( http://www.eslkidstuff.com ), they have tons of amazing ideas and downloads, so have a look!
I'm in the UK at the moment jazzing up the site and putting in loads more
features so please keep checking back soon! I was actually in the UK newspapers
the other day, with the interesting title "Lingo Star in Japan"!
And please remember to tell all your friends about Genki English, we really
want to help you out with all the resources and motivation we can to make
your lessons even more fun!!