Assuming you were required to interview an Erasmus student about the time he spent during a semester abroad, what questions would you come up with?
On Sunday 7th, from 9 pm, tune in to the radio show, “Cultural me, Cultural you,” on RadioWiD. During this radio show you will be able to listen to three interviews and solve the tasks below.
TASK 1: Listen to the interview with Pawel Szmurlo & answer the questions.
Before listening to this first interview, take a look at the questions below. They were addressed to an Erasmus Law student who spent one semester in Ankara, Turkey. You will notice that I change some of the questions I intended to use during this interview, in order to adapt them to the fluency and coherence of the live discourse. Here is the original list of questions:
- What is travelling for you? (Do you remember the learning metaphor we came up with for travelling?)
- How many countries have you visited so far?
- When did you make your decision to go abroad on an Erasmus exchange?
- Why Turkey? Was it difficult to choose?
- What did you know and/or expect about your life there?
- How did you get there?
- Did you study Turkish before?
- Did you have an initial cultural shock (in spite of preparation)?
- What did you discover about Turkey and the people in this country?
- What would you recommend for a first visit to Turkey?
- If you were to give travellers some advice for their trip to Turkey, what would your suggestions be?
- Tell us about your studies there.
- How are the teachers? The students? The student life? Are there many foreign students?Did you notice any significant differences between the Polish and the Turkish educational system?
- Was there anything you would like to apply here, in Poland, as a student? Any suggestion for the teachers here?
- Were the four months you spent there enough time for you do/ learn/see what you wanted to?
- Would you go back? Why?/Why not?
- What other countries would you like to visit? For how long?
- Where do you see your home?
- What are your aspirations for the future? What do you see yourself doing (what job) and where?
- Would you agree with the statement that travelling can be a profession?
1.1. During this first interview write down the changes you notice (questions I add, change, or omit).
1.2. What other questions would you have added to the list? Write them down.
Task 2: Listen to the next interview with Brian Gehrish & answer the questions.
2.1 Did I use any of the questions you thought about?
2.2. What other questions would you have asked Brian?
Task 3: Listen to the third interview with Alexandra Moldovan and Iuliana Csapo & answer the questions.
3.1. Did you discover anything new by listening to the two interviewees? If yes, what was that?
3.2.Which speaker(s) did you understand best? Why do you think so?
3.3. Which interview was the most interesting for you?
3.4. What are your thoughts on travelling?
Write your comments below and bring your detailed notes to class for further reference!
Have an inspiring weekend!