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January 2003

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

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"
4. Continue around the group until one person is forced to say "12". They are now out.
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!"

If you don't get the idea, check out the website for a groovy animation showing how to play the game!

New Games

There are also two more new game ideas on the website, Shiritori (great for a Junior High School warm up) http://genkienglish.net/shiritori.htm and Passport (great for motivation!) http://genkienglish.net/Passport.htm There'll be lots more on the website in the coming weeks, keep checking back soon!

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 to share!

Get a FREE Teaching Guide CD-ROM!

Due to the popularity of our Songs Teaching Guide Videos (you can see them on the site at http://genkienglish.net/songs.htm ) we're now offering a CD-ROM containing high quality versions FREE with every order of a set of 4 Genki English CDs! Plus of course you still get the free worksheets books! We're not sure how long we can keep this offer on for, so get your order in ASAP!

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 YMCA.

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 see!

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!

And Finally,

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!!

Have a very Genki 2003!


Richard J. Graham  B.Sc. AMInstP
Primary School English Games, Songs and Activities 
Email: richard@genkienglish.net


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