A common reaction to “do you want to choose the cooking option” is, “I can’t cook”.
Well, although there is a lot of enjoyable eating, this option is not so much about how to cook but about ‘learning the English for working in kitchens, cooking with friends and shopping for food’.
The students cooking pikelets in our kitchen this afternoon were certainly having fun, but they had also learnt a lot of new vocabulary and spent time using social English together whilst they cooked.
OH, and if you are not sure what a pikelet is? Join the cooking option next time.