It is not going to be a revolutionary blog post. Just a memory of a Friday morning, first lesson, a grey day in January, sleepy students, need for motivation, etc. When I entered the classroom one of my students quickly took another bite of her sandwich and I felt sorry for her that she couldn’t finish her breakfast. But then I had an idea.

The following week: Friday morning, first lesson, a grey day in January. Chairs placed in a circle around a desk. On the desk tea, cups, sugar, lemon, some cookies. Smiling faces, and lovely chat in English. Not a single word in Hungarian, I don’t even have to warn the students that every word has to be in English. A conversation class, with breakfast. We even invite a student from the corridor to have tea with us.

No, nothing revolutionary. Just an English lesson in a different way.