Your language conversation questions

From Teflpedia


  • What is your native language?
  • Do you have one native language or are you natively bilingual?
  • Do you speak one language at home and another at school/work?
  • Are you often asked to translate for family members?
  • Is your native language the majority language in your region/country?
  • Is your native language threatened by other languages, perhaps English?
    • If yes, how does that make you feel?
  • What is the prestige dialect of your language? Why?
  • Do you speak that dialect or another one?
  • Do you speak with an accent? What accent do you have?
  • Who owns your language? Who controls it? Everybody or just educated people?
  • Does your language have a language academy?
    • If yes, what does it do? Is it a good idea to have such an academy?
    • If no, do you think it would be a good idea for your language to have one?
  • Is your language commonly learnt as a foreign language?
  • Do you think your language is an easy language to learn? Why?
  • Do you think your language is an easy language to pronounce? Why?
    • What sounds do non-native speakers often get wrong?
  • What spelling system does your language use?
  • Are words in your language easy to spell?
  • What do you know about the grammar of your language?
  • Assuming that your teacher is not also a native speaker of your language, can your teacher speak your language?
    • What's the best way for your teacher to learn your language?
  • Should immigrants to your country learn your language? Why?
  • How is your language similar to English? How is it different?
  • How is your language similar to other languages? How is it different?