I just finished my first course and so far I've learned a lot about teaching, and perhaps specifically about teaching middle-aged Germans. I've compiled a list of likes and dislikes of my students thus far:
talking about their families
jokes about dating Brad Pitt
singing "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes"
complaining about English
singing "The ABC Song"
jokes about Daniela Katzenberger
So, if I can just utilize more "likes" and avoid all "dislikes"....