TURKISH-DUTCH GROUPS EXCHANGE

by Ibrahim Caglayan Yalcin, Çankırı/Turkey.

We completed our first year Exchange with the Dutch school and decided to give our students a survey,the questions of which were given a few days ago by Lars to let the other school see and answer.Now we want to give the result and share our evaluation about this survey done by our students.
1-Did you like both exchanges?Yes/No…….
Students’anwers:%100 YES to this question.The students have aprroached to this question from different aspects,all the answers go into only one way,which is YES.Especially most of them indicated that they loved both Exchange because they had the chance of meeting new friends and learned a new culture.
2-What did you like most in the Exchange program?
The results of this question really surprised us a little bit.As we talked in Bilbao,all the students stayed in their partners’ houses.That they stayed in the houses instead of a hotel is the thing loved most by the students.The other answers are :being together,getting new friends and speaking English
3-What didn’t you like in the exhange program?
%99 of the students complained about the duration of the exchange for its being short(both exchanges lasted one week)we think that this result is normal because people having good time, always see the duration short.But we are happy to receive such an answer which is the proof of their being honest for the other questions of the survey as it covers the answers of the other questions.
4-What did you like in the cultures?
%90 of our students loved the Dutchs’ obeying to the rules and being punctual all the time.Moreover ,The Dutchs’ preferring bicycle as a transportation vehicle in their daily lives was the most interesting and loved one in the culture.
5-What didn’t you like in the cultures?
%80 of the students :nothing.(I loved everthing)
%15 of the students :I didn’t like their eating habit so much because The Dutch cuisine is much more based on fast food.
%5 of the students:I didn’t like going in the houses with our shoes
This was another result that surprises us.Becauseit was the first time for almost all of the students to be abroad and we thought that there would be more points that they didn’t like.
6-Do you think your friendship will last by e-mails or chatting or else?
As anybody who reads all the answers in this survey up to now can guess easily,%100 of our students told that their frienship would last.

7-What is the biggest difference between both cultures?
According to the anwsers our students gave,the biggest dfference seems to be eating habits,that is cuisine.
8-What is the same in both culture?
Respect.In both cultures people respect to each other.For example ,in both culture If there is someone missing at the table,the others wait for her/him without starting the meal.Moreover,the children respect to their parents.
9-Was this exchange program what you expected?Why or Why not?
All the answers were YES.Because they are happy to get more friends and the reason that makes them happy is that they became very close with each other.
10-In what ways did this program contribute to you?
We are faced with different answers but improving English is the most popular answer among the others.Some of the students said that their way of thinking has changed.

EVALUATION
According to the answers, it seems that the students learned many things thanks to this program.As we are the teachers,we hardly faced with any troubles because of their effort to understand each other sincerely.They learned how to work as a group using a foreign language and they seem to accept and try to understand the differences instead of ignoring or complaining about what they saw.So,we think that this program highly serves for the aims of the topic”Do you understand me?”I think all of the students from both sides say “YES” to this topic.:)

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One Response to “TURKISH-DUTCH GROUPS EXCHANGE”

  1. I think to make a survey is one of the best activities in our project I like answers.