Perhaps they want to play or seek edutainment instead.
NOT just another class, but an event that’s fun and memorable.
If they’re salarymen, they want something to distract them from their marathon days at the office and authoritarian bosses.
If they’re schoolchildren, they seek respite from the academic pressure from their parents and teachers.
The positive interactions you have with your students in the moment are your upmost priority.
A stale textbook is the last refuge for the ESL teacher who lacks the imagination or determination to deliver a compelling English lesson.