My suggestion would be to talk to her about the class and the homework. Then, as you get closer, you could ask her about her culture and how she finds living in the west. Ask her if she has a favorite restaurant, then maybe she could take you there. That sort of thing.
My mother gave me some great advice when I started dating: Ask questions to get the person to talk about themselves. They will always remember you as someone easy to talk to.
"There's nothing wrong with being a large mammal." - Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison - The Doors (1991)
Sergey Krastio Trelawny