I gave my first French lessons in Poland, in 2001, where I was an ERASMUS student.
First, I challenge the student with a game, a riddle, a newspaper article or a puzzle.
Next, I introduce a conversation, employing their ability to the maximum.
Finally, we do exercises in grammar or conjugation, always using games to illustrate the point.
Lessons can be face-to-face or distance, for example via ZOOM.