Warm-up Question:
Are you learning anything these days? If not, is there something you are interested in learning about?

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. How important is education?
  2. Does your country have a good education system? What are its strengths and weaknesses?
  3. Which countries have the best schools and universities? Why are they considered good?
  4. Is education only for the young? What things should people learn as they grow up? What should people learn after they have grown up?
  5. Henry Ford said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” Do you agree? Why?
  6. Do you enjoy learning new things? Give an example if you can.
  7. Does studying make you tired? Is it hard work? How can a student get energy for study?
  8. What characteristics should a good teacher have?
  9. Have you ever considered becoming a teacher? Why or why not?
  10. Who has taught you a lot in your life?
  11. Some people learn on their own. What things, if any, have you learned without teachers or formal education?
  12. There are many education resources online such as videos or even full university classes. Have you used the internet to learn? Give an example if you can.
  13. Some people feel education in schools damages originality and creativity. What do you think?
  14. How do you feel about tests and examinations? Are they necessary?
  15. What’s your learning style? Do you learn best by listening, reading, interaction, doing things, or by some other method?
  16. Do you prefer to spend time with people of a similar level of education to yourself? Why or why not?