She trained in October 2020 and has been working with learner Bawi Zi, who’s from Myanmar, since November. Helen shares her cupcake cooking activity as a great way to learn more English – through the universal language of cooking!
A few weeks ago, my learner Bawi and I decided to have a ‘lesson in the kitchen’ to put her new ‘baking’ vocabulary to the test! We made vanilla cupcakes with icing, sprinkles, and a New Zealand flag to top it off.
The kitchen was a fun and rich English-learning environment for my learner and allowed her to test out casual conversation, practise reading the recipe and identifying all the vocabulary we had learnt in the previous week.
I would highly recommend a lesson in the kitchen to challenge your learner and have a good laugh with the added bonus of some yummy snacks!
Our thanks to Helen Knott for her teaching idea.
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