- 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.

Predicted outcome:

- 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.


- Teacher.

- Subject.

- Time of day.

- Classroom.


Part 4: Free talk.