- Exchange intercultural information regarding learning and language.
- Raise awareness of intercultural differences in values, behavior, and ways of thinking; help students reflect on their values, customs, behavior, and attitudes.
Input: Picture (from Google) or authentic photos.
Condition: Shared information between one student and one volunteer.
Procedure: Pair work.
- A list of at least five differences and five similarities between the 2 cultures in terms of learning in the photos.
- Analyzing skills, problem-solving skills.
Part 1: Start a conversation with a partner. Talk about the following:
- How many foreign languages can you speak?
- Which of the languages you know is the most difficult?
- What's the most difficult part of learning a language?
- Can you learn a language by yourself?
- What is the best age for learning languages?
- How do children learn?
- Is learning a language boring?
- What's the most pleasant part of learning a language?
- What's the most unpleasant part of learning a language?
- Are there many people in your home town learning English?
Part 2: Visual-based conversation.
Both students and volunteers are asked to find two visuals representing the theme of learning (e.g., Google images, their own pictures): one for Vietnam and the other for the volunteer’s country (2 photos for each person). They are also asked to prepare five discussion questions for each visual image.
Part 3: Talk about when you were at school. Explain who or what was your favorite.
- Time of day.
Part 4: Free talk.