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Questions for discussion in English: Culture

Culture

  • What are some things that define a culture? For example, music, language, ...
  • What do you think is interesting about your culture?
  • Do you know much about your own culture?
  • When people from other countries think about your culture, what do they usually think of?
  • In your culture is it polite to be straightforward and direct when you talk to someone?
    • To whom is it OK and to whom is it not OK?
  • What has surprised you when you've met people from other countries?
  • Have you looked at Internet pages from a different culture? If so, how were they different from those of your own culture?
  • What do you like about your culture?
  • What don't you like about your culture?
  • How do young people in your culture behave differently from older people?
  • How do young people in your culture behave differently from people in this culture?
  • Are there many people of different cultures in your country? Are you friends with any?
  • Have you ever felt confused by the actions of someone from another culture?
    • If so, tell me about it.
  • How are your language teachers who are not from your country different from your other teachers?
    • How are they the same?
  • Who in your culture do you admire most?
  • What your culture are you most proud about?
  • Why do you think culture is important?
  • If you could change one thing about your culture, what would it be?
  • Would you ever consider marrying or dating someone from another culture?
  • Would you ever consider living permanently in a country other than your home country? Why or why not?
  • What does it mean to be polite in your culture?
  • What is considered rude in your culture?
    • Is there anything in this culture that is considered rude that may not be considered rude in your culture?
  • If a group of people just came to your country from overseas, what advice would you give them?
  • What other cultures have you met people from?
  • What do you think is important when visiting another culture?
  • Do you think "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" is always good advice? Why or why not?
  • Have you ever been in a situation where you felt you had to "do as the Romans do"?
  • What culture besides your own do you admire and why?
  • If aliens visited your country, what might surprise them?
  • Do you pray before each meal?
  • How do you feel when you leave your home culture and enter into a completely new culture?
  • What is the best/most important thing your culture has given to the world?
  • What is the best/most important thing your culture/country has adopted from another culture?
  • If you could choose three aspects of your culture to put in a "time box" for the future, what would you put in it?
  • What is culture shock?
  • Have you ever experienced culture shock?
  • What is reverse, or re-entry, culture shock?
  • Have you ever experienced reverse culture shock?
  • On what occasions do you exchange flowers in your country?
  • On what occasions do you exchange flowers in your country?
  • What are some things that define a culture? For example, music, language, ...
  • Do you know much about your own culture?
  • What do you think is interesting about your own culture?
  • What do you like most about your own culture?
  • What do you like least about your culture?
  • What does it mean to be polite in your culture?
  • What is considered rude in your culture? Is there anything in Canadian culture that is considered rude in your culture?
  • In your culture is it polite to be straightforward and direct when you talk to someone? To whom is it OK and to whom is it not OK?
  • What has surprised you when you've met people from other countries?
  • How do young people in your culture behave differently from older people?
  • How do young people in your culture behave differently from people in Canada?
  • Are there people of different cultures in your country? Are you friends with any of them?
  • What other cultures have you met people from?
  • Have you ever felt confused by the actions of someone from another culture? If so, tell me about it.
  • How are your language teachers different from your teachers in your culture? How are they the same?
  • What are the five most important values of your culture? (For example, Family)
  • What in your culture are you most proud about?
  • If you could change one thing about your culture, what would it be?
  • Would you ever consider marrying or dating someone from another culture?
  • Would you ever consider living permanently in a country other than your home country? Why or why not?
  • Do you think "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" is always good advice? Why or why not? Have you ever been in a situation where you felt you had to "do as the Romans do"?
  • What do you think is important when visiting another culture?
  • If a group of people just came to your country from overseas, what advice would you give them?
  • What culture besides your own do you admire? Why?
  • If aliens visited your country, what might surprise them?
  • What is the best/most important thing your culture has given to the world?
  • What is the best/most important thing your culture/country has adopted from another culture?
  • What are some things that define a culture? For example, music, language, ...