Educational System Nowadays

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 21, 2019 and last updated on February 6, 2023

There is no doubt that the age we are living in now has changed dramatically over recent years due to advancements in technology. This has led to questions being asked of the educational system and whether it has moved with the times or is based on a world we no longer live in.

Some suggest that the whole educational system needs to be rewritten and traditional subjects such as history should take a back seat to more modern and relevant subjects such as computer programming or internet marketing.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • take a back seat (idiom)
  • educational (adjective)
  • subject (noun)
  • stay up to date (idiom)
  • relevant (adjective)
  • keep up (phrasal verb)

Conversation Questions

  • Do you think our education system is outdated?
  • Do you think the current educational system in your country is good?
  • What would you like to change about it?
  • What do you think should be kept?
  • What systems should be put in place to ensure the educational system stays relevant in the future?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.