Universities ESL discussion questions

A2 Level (Elementary)

  1. What is a university?
  2. Can you name any universities?
  3. Why do people go to university?
  4. What can you study at a university?
  5. Do you want to go to university? Why?
  6. What do students do at university?
  7. Are universities big or small?
  8. What is a lecture?
  9. Who teaches at universities?
  10. Can you live at a university?
  11. What sports can you do at university?
  12. Do universities have libraries?
  13. What languages can you learn at university?
  14. How many years do people study at university?
  15. Do you know anyone who goes to university?
  16. What do you need to go to university?
  17. Can you study art at university?
  18. What is a scholarship?
  19. Do universities have parties?
  20. Would you like to study in another country?

B1 Level (Intermediate)

  1. Discuss the benefits of a university education.
  2. How do universities contribute to society?
  3. What are the challenges of university life?
  4. How can you choose the right university?
  5. Discuss the role of extracurricular activities at university.
  6. How important are grades in university?
  7. What is distance learning?
  8. How do universities support international students?
  9. Discuss the difference between public and private universities.
  10. How does university education differ around the world?
  11. What is campus culture?
  12. How do you prepare for university admissions?
  13. Discuss the importance of research at universities.
  14. What are the benefits of studying abroad?
  15. How do universities help with career planning?
  16. What is a major and a minor?
  17. Discuss the role of technology in university education.
  18. How can students finance their university education?
  19. What is academic freedom?
  20. Discuss the impact of university rankings.

B2 Level (Upper-Intermediate)

  1. Analyze the role of universities in fostering innovation.
  2. Discuss the impact of globalization on higher education.
  3. Evaluate the pros and cons of online vs. traditional education.
  4. How do universities address mental health issues?
  5. Discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion on campus.
  6. How do universities promote sustainability?
  7. Analyze the trends in STEM education.
  8. Discuss the significance of alumni networks.
  9. Evaluate the role of internships in university education.
  10. How do universities contribute to lifelong learning?
  11. Discuss the challenges of academic integrity.
  12. How does university research benefit society?
  13. Analyze the impact of student activism on university policies.
  14. Discuss the role of universities in community development.
  15. How do universities adapt to technological advancements?
  16. Evaluate the importance of interdisciplinary studies.
  17. Discuss the challenges of balancing work and study.
  18. How do universities support entrepreneurship?
  19. Analyze the role of universities in cultural preservation.
  20. Discuss the future of higher education.

C1 Level (Advanced)

  1. Critique the commodification of higher education.
  2. Discuss the implications of student loan debt.
  3. Analyze the ethics of university research practices.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of affirmative action in admissions.
  5. Discuss the impact of political discourse on university campuses.
  6. Analyze the role of higher education in social mobility.
  7. Discuss the challenges of academic publishing.
  8. Evaluate the impact of artificial intelligence on higher education.
  9. Analyze the role of universities in addressing global challenges.
  10. Discuss the balance between academic rigor and student well-being.

C2 Level (Proficiency)

  1. Discuss the paradigm shifts in higher education due to technological advancements.
  2. Analyze the role of critical thinking in university curricula.
  3. Critique the influence of corporate partnerships on university research.
  4. Discuss the impact of internationalization on curriculum development.
  5. Evaluate the role of universities in fostering global citizenship.
  6. Analyze the implications of demographic changes on higher education.
  7. Discuss the future of liberal arts education.
  8. Critique the governance structures of universities.
  9. Analyze the impact of accreditation on university standards.
  10. Discuss the role of universities in promoting ethical leadership.