This page offers a few examples of scripts for teachers to motivate students and help them to learn more easily. They use the Milton language patterns. While they are unlikely to be exactly suitable for your teaching context, you can use them to get ideas and to create your own scripts. Ultimately, of course, you do not want to use a script in the classroom, but rather naturally use language in ways that supports the learning in your classroom.

EFL Course Intro/State of Curiosity for Learning

By Brian Cullen

You are in this classroom today and listening to my voice and as you do so … you can begin to be curious about what you will learn … because there are many things that you can learn in an English class … and

you can decide to learn quickly … or you can take your time to begin to learn at exactly the right speed for you …8 it really is your choice … and I hope you make the right choice … to learn easily, I mean … because when you are a student and you can make the decision to learn … it’s good to learn easily, isn’t it?

Or you can just choose to develop your English abilities gradually … and increase your confidence … so that you can find the interesting areas for yourself as you progress … and eventually, you will find that you learn so much more than you think …

And it’s interesting … to just continue to pay attention to the new learnings … and notice how you may already be so curious about what exactly you will learn in this class … and you may realize that just by taking this class and listening to my voice that you are already wondering … yes already wandering in new directions that will take you to new learnings and new places

And it’s good to be curious … and if you’re curious now you might find that you will learn more quickly …

so I don’t want you to become any less curious until you’ve learned exactly everything that you need to know to satisfy that curiosity …

Because if you look at the best students … they … put feet firmly on the floor … and breathe deeply as they study … because when you relax and breathe deeply … your brain can take in more oxygen … and people can, you know … really learn so much more …

And it’s funny that as you relax and listen to my voice now, you may not even realize yet just how much you are already learning … and perhaps you may not have understood yet that just by coming into this classroom, your unconscious now is learning English so quickly and so easily … just like the best student … you can become … a great English speaker in a short time if you just … let yourself learn.

If you become interested in what you are learning, then you will dramatically increase your ability to learn quickly … and while you focus your conscious attention on enjoying yourself in the classroom, your unconscious is already learning this material at a very deep level. Letting yourself be open to new learnings is a way to really allow those learnings to just enter your long-term memory simply and easily.

I have taught this class for a long time and that means that you are gaining the experience of the thousands of mistakes made by me and by other students, and that also means that you can just move forward quickly past those mistakes. This classroom has all the latest learning technology so it is possible for you to learn in the fastest possible way. Because you have managed to enter this university, that means that you are already good at English and that you are a very smart person and you are capable of learning very quickly.

EFL End of Semester/ Consolidation of Learning

By Brian Cullen

We have been studying together for one year … and you have learned many things … and you have been able to listen and speak and read and write English … which means that your English is improving in many ways.

And as you sit there … and listen to my voice … you can relax because now … you know everything that you needed to know in this course … so you can just relax … and realize that you have learned so much … and that is the perfect state to be … to learn so much more… English is already an important part of your life … in so many ways … you will learn …people can use English … and as a person continues to find opportunities to use English … that’s the time that … you can really begin to enjoy … it is not that you need to learn more … because soon you will remember how much you already know … and perhaps it’s not you really should practice at every opportunity you can … it’s more … that you can now … enjoy using English … relax because you can … use English, I mean …

… comfortably with the people from all around the world that you will meet … new opportunities that allow English to really allow you to … have a rich and wonderful life

And some of you might in the past have been worried about making mistakes … yet it’s a good thing to make mistakes because mistakes are little learning steps … and each step is like a step, a journey into a new world of English where you can really wander … yes you can really wonder just how wonderful this new world of using English is going to be.

Because eventually as the days, weeks, months, and years go by, you will find that any worries that you used to have … now below to the you that you decided to leave behind … as you relax and enjoy your new confidence and your English skills continue to integrate at a very deep level.

And as those learning begin to integrate yet deeper into your mind and your everyday habits at a very deep level, you will find that you notice new opportunities everywhere to use English enjoyably in your life.

Because perhaps you have a hobby, maybe you enjoy listening to music … and you could listen to English songs, the most popular songs in the world … or maybe you enjoy reading books, and there is a whole world of books open to you when you choose now to read English fluently and enjoyably … there are many kinds of people and you can continue to enjoy meeting those interesting people from many countries as you enjoy your hobby and your interests even more.

… which allows you to use amazing and fun learning resources like YouTube where you can … watch English-language videos … and great movies where you can just absorb English in a natural way … as you see the drama … and feel the growing excitement within yourself.

… and of course, it’s nice to meet interesting people, isn’t it … and to talk to them … yes, that’s right … it is so easy … now … using free tools like Google Talk and Skype … to talk to people all around the world.

And that will help you to … become more interested in reading and listening to English … which means that you will be able to use your English skills to get a better job in the future … a job that allows you to really enjoy your life … and get the reward that your deserve … because you decided to make the best of every opportunity to learn English so that you could really communicate what you want to say.

… and perhaps you can remember a time when you were so so interested in something that you were able to forget the world around you … maybe it was that time when you were watching a really interesting television program that helped you to learn many things … or perhaps you were playing a game … a game … learning a language … because there are many kinds of game … in which you can lose your conscious mind …. While your unconscious now … continues to enjoy playing and learning at a much deeper level …

so your unconscious now … can let you, can’t it … go to a time one year from today … and as you look back from that future time towards today … you can see all the amazing and positive changes … and you realize that those changes are already there … waiting for you to step towards them … just like footsteps … and it’s easy for you to step into each footstep … and each step that you make … allows you to integrate English ever more deeply into your mind … so that your ability to speak, understand, read and write English expands more than ten times with every step that you take …

as you feel your confidence increase like a great wave of energy … feel that great wave of energy and confidence spread through your whole body …

and it reminds me of a story when I was a child, so speaking to you as a child… we all know that new beginnings are so important, aren’t they … new beginnings like today …

because I had a new beginning when I was just a child when I made a mistake in writing because I wrote an ‘o’ instead of an ‘a’ and I was so upset because I hadn’t realized yet that mistakes are just little learning steps …

and the teacher did something that was so amazing … because she was an amazing woman … she used to teach us French songs in the class … even though we were so young, she taught us all those songs and we could sing them and she showed us that language is fun …

and make cookies … still remember the rich smell … so good … and the way that the smell of those cookies spread through the room is just the same as when you allow those good smells of learning to spread now through your life …

and she took the cookies out of the oven and we all gathered around to eat them … and perhaps then we sang another French song … a song that I still remember today, because you can remember all those important things that you learned even, even when you learned them long ago … yes, you can remember all the things that will help you in your future learning, can’t you …

and that amazing teacher saw my mistake, when I wrote an ‘o’ instead of an ‘a’ and she carefully looked at my notebook and then very carefully added a stroke on the right hand side of the ‘o’ and she changed the ‘o’ into an ‘a’ … and she changed my life at that moment … because you know that it is in these little moments that we share that life changes … now … you will always remember that mistakes are just little learning steps …