There are 3 key aspects to every Scrambled Eggs lesson that we should always keep in mind – fun, low teacher talk time, and ending with a strong plenary.

1) Is the student having fun? This is key for us. Most of our students have been through the grammar, but they don’t have the passion for speaking or are extremely nervous about it. The lesson is the time to talk and learn and the homework is the time to work/reinforce đŸ™‚

2) Low Teacher Talk Time. You should be giving the student room for self-exploration. If you’re talking more than the student, it’s not a very positive environment for them. Make the the student feels comfortable with you and make them feel confident about using the new vocabulary in your safe space. Imagine yourself as a psychologist and think about Chiara as your patient. For example if the student asks “What is a “truck”?” describe it in the least words possible. For example, a good response is, “It’s a big car”. Don’t say “It’s a vehicle that transports goods and products from businesses to other businesses, or from businesses to other clients. Usually it has a trailer, which can be refrigerated or not. ‘Trucker” is the word that we use to describe people who drive trucks”. Avoid long responses and make sure that the student is talking a lot more than you are.

3) The student leaves with a smile and understood what the key point of the lesson was and has a sense of progress. The lesson ends on a plenary. Consider if a friend asks them after, ‘What did you learn in your English lesson today?’ The student should be able to answer the question without hesitation.

Many teachers have different styles or approach things in slightly different ways and we love to see how different teachers approach the same activities, but these 3 elements are core to our method at Scrambled Eggs, and all of our teachers who have received extremely positive feedback from students have all fulfilled these three categories.