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Questions for discussion in English: College

College

  • What is the name of your college or university?
  • How many students go to your college?
  • Is your college coed?
  • How many subject are you taking this semester?
  • Who is your favorite teacher?
  • How did you decide which college to attend?
  • What is your typical day at college like?
  • What are three big differences between your college life so far and your high school days?
  • What is your major? Why did you choose your major? Do you have any regrets?
  • What is the most difficult class you have taken so far?
  • Have you ever pulled an all nighter? What was the situation?
  • Have you participated in a college festival?
    • Talk about your experience.
    • Do you think this style of festival is held in Western countries? Why or why not?
  • Are you a member of any student groups? Which ones? What do you do? Are you satisfied with what's happening with your group(s)?
  • Are there some professors that you can learn from more easily than others?
    • What are the qualities that make you want to study for a certain professor?
  • What are the top three changes you would like to see happen at your university?
  • What do you think of student government?
    • Are you now or have you ever been part of it?
    • Do you think it's worthwhile?
    • Does participation in student government bring any benefits to the participants? What?
  • What are the top three things you hope to get out of (get as a result of) your university days?
  • In the West, one of the most valued parts of college life is independence.
    • Are you more independent from your parents now than you were in high school?
    • Name some things you can do now that you weren't allowed to do in high school.
    • Are you as independent now as you would like to be?
  • Talk about relations between upperclassmen and freshmen.
    • What kinds of things do freshmen have to do for "initiation?"
    • What other things do upperclassmen do to freshmen?
    • Were you a victim of "hazing" by upperclassmen? Talk about it.
  • What's the most difficult class you have taken so far?
  • Are you a member of any student groups (circles or club)?
    • Which ones?
    • Are you satisfied with what's happening with your group(s)?
  • Are there some professors that you can learn from more easily than others?
    • What are the qualities that make you want to study for a certain professor?
    • Perhaps is it just a matter of class rules and homework demanded?
  • What do you think of student government?
    • Are you now or have you ever been part of it?
    • Do you think it's worthwhile?
    • Does student government do anything important?
    • Does participation in student government bring any benefits to the participants? What?

For Students who have Graduated from College.

  • What is your fondest memory of your college experience?
  • What is your worst memory of your college experience?
  • Were there any subjects that you just couldn't seem to master?
  • Were you a good student or did you slack off and procrastinate?
  • Did you have any college romances?
  • What was the hardest thing about going to college?
  • If you could have done something different with your college life, what would you have done differently?
  • Where did you get the money to attend college?
  • Do you feel it is necessary for young people to attend college these days?
    • What happens to people who just stop after high school or even quit high school?
  • Do you wish your college had a better sports program?