Online English Speaking Club. Thematic meeting

Topic. Is a degree worth it?

It will be Vocabulary, short video, group discussion and One on One conversations with different partners from around the world. 

                                         Every Saturday 

 Paris (GMT+1) — 13 00 – 14 00 PM

 Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Turkey (GMT+2) — 14 00  PM – 15 00 PM

 Argentina (GMT-3) — 8 00 – 9 00 AM

 India (UTC+5 30) — 16 30 – 17 30 PM

 Bangladesh (UTC+5 30) — 17 00 – 18 00 PM

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Questions, vocabulary and video (Push +)

require academic qualifications – Needing specific educational achievements, like a diploma or degree, for eligibility.

pursue the career – To follow and work towards achieving a specific job or profession.

dropped out of college – Left college before finishing the degree.

vocational trainingEducation focused on teaching specific job skills.

  1. Is higher education expensive in your country?
  2. How common is it for people to get a college or university degree in your country?
  3. Do you have a college or university degree? If yes, why did you decide to do it? If not, what is the reason? Are you going to study for one in the future? 
  4. Do you think that university degrees were more valuable in the past? Explain your answer.
  5. How might higher education change in the next few years/decades?
  6. Why do people choose to go to college?
  7. Can you be successful without a degree? Give examples.
  8. What are the main benefits of having a degree?
  9. How do degrees impact salary expectations?
  10. What advice would you give to someone deciding whether to pursue a degree?
  1. What are some alternatives to getting a college degree?
  2. Have you ever considered vocational training? Why or why not?
  3. How do internships compare to college education?
  4. Can online courses replace traditional college degrees?
  5. What are the benefits of starting a business instead of going to college?
  6. How does self-study stack up against formal education?
  7. Have you heard of bootcamps for coding and tech skills? What do you think of them?
  8. Do apprenticeships provide the same opportunities as college degrees?
  9. How important are networking and connections compared to a degree?
  10. Would you recommend a gap year to someone unsure about college?
  1. Is college worth the cost?
  2. How do student loans impact the decision to pursue a degree?
  3. Are there affordable alternatives to traditional college education?
  4. How do scholarships and grants influence college decisions?
  5. What are the potential financial benefits of having a degree?
  6. Can you achieve financial success without a degree?
  7. How important is budgeting during college?
  8. What are the hidden costs of college life?
  9. How do you weigh the cost of college against future earnings?
  10. How can students minimize debt while pursuing a degree?