The first English classes I teach usually start with the 5W + H: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. It gives me a good gauge of my student’s English level and gaps in their previous English classes.
It’s also a great way to get to know my students - Who is your husband? What is your favorite color? Where do you live? When is your birthday? Why do you want to speak English? How old are you?
The back and forth allows forming of questions and answers, students asking one another questions, and diminishes the teacher/student barrier. Combine that with a pot of piping hot locally-grown Tazazul Coffee and homemade muffins, and you get ladies Wednesday night English class.
Granted, all the English classes I get to be part of don't include food goodies but it's always a joy to spend time with Raul and Alma (see the picture) and Ventura when we learn together each week. Learning English gives each of them the opportunity to grow in relationships with our friends, families, churches and supporters in the States as well as flex their own personal education and expand their possibilities for the future!