Questions and Answers

The question-and-answer format encourages extemporaneous speech because conversation partners can always follow up the students’ answers. The key for the conversation partner is to formulate questions that cannot be answered with a “yes” or “no” response. It is a good idea to write out the questions in the proper form before the session so that the Q&A exchange goes smoothly. 

Question and Answers I (Arabic)

Here students are asked which cities they like or do not like.

Question and Answers II (Arabic)

The conversation partner interjects questions and comments to keep the student talking. The conversation partner has honed in on a topic that is of great interest to the student – in this case, music.

Question and Answers III (Arabic)

After a quick warm up, the conversation partner begins asking directed questions.

Question and Answers IV (Hindi)

The conversation partner asks the question and then gives the beginning student quite a while to construct an answer. Time is needed.

Question and Answers V (Hindi)

Students are asking each other questions while the conversation partner interjects necessary correction.

Question and Answers VI (Pashto)

The conversation partner asks the student to describe the weather. Before responding, the student asks a question and once it is answered, he gives his full answer. 

Question and Answers VII (Swahili)

The conversation partner tells the students to ask each other questions. 

Question and Answers VIII (Swahili)

The conversation partner has the students ask questions of her. 

Question and Answers IX (Turkish)

In this advanced Turkish session, the conversation partner is questioning the student about the videos that he has seen. She keeps following up to make certain he has understood everything he has seen and heard.