What did you learn about your partner?I learned that my partner, Felipe, is from Lima, Peru. I also learned that Felipe likes to watch American Series. He doesn't like reality shows, including the Kardashians. He likes comedies and also serious shows. He likes 2 and a Half men, just like I do. He watches American Idol and is routing for Jessica Sanchez to win.
What did you learn from them?I learned that American shows do get watched in Lima, Peru. I thought that they would have their own television series to watch but American series are aired there.
What did you learn about yourself?I learned that what I like to watch on television will not always be the same as others. Others might not enjoy these shows like I do.
What were you surprised about?I was surprised at the fact that American series do get watched in other countries such as Peru.
What are you proud of?I am proud that I got to achieve my goal of researching what type of television is watched in other countries.
What follow-up questions do you have?Do other countries watch the same movies as Americans?
What will you improve on for next time? How? s
Next time, I will try to move into that conversation a little more easier. It seemed weird to jump to a subject like that. I might chose a subject to talk about that is more broad because the conversation seemed a bit awkward.
Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner- I spoke with Enrique Matos and I picked him because he is from Peru and is trying to learn Spanish, as well as that he is 19 so close to our ages.
What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?- I learned that he loved to eat and enjoys anything that is good, but he can not cook himself. He also knows how to keep a conversation going.
How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?- I think I primarily enjoyed talking to him because he knows how to talk about something that I enjoy myself. He is able to keep this conversation going and can say more than just the little things
What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)- I think I did well responding to him and asking him questions in order to keep this conversation going. We were able to have a civilized conversation and I know for a fact that this was the best person I talked to so far.
What will your topic of conversation be?
How do you anticipate your partner will respond to your questions?
What are you looking forward to about this conversation?
I spoke with Vidal from Venezuela. I Choose him because he was learning English but was a spanish native. He also started talking to me first so I thought why not create and continue the conversation. He also likes sports like me.Also his conversation was getting a little more interesting than the others because, he ask questions and helped me when I was wrong.
He made me feel comfortable about asking questions about sports because he felt comfortable about answering. Also, he helped me out because he was answering questions that I was asking which made it easier to talk about my topic.
Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner:
- SharedTalk; Peter
What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?- I learned that Peter is 20, doesn't go to school/college and wants to improve his english while learning russian. He's from a city in España that can be pretty at times. He's read a novel about my city and he was into anime but never really wanted to learn japanese.
/How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?- I think this was helpful to me because i got correct on errors that I make frequently and now I know for the next conversation, how to say different things. My goal was to do as much as i could without the translator which i tried but couldn't. I could understand what he was saying for the most part but when I tried to say something back I couldn't always remember the right word or conjugation so I had to look it up.
What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on?- Quiero continue talking to people and getting comfortable because I'm noticing that the more I talk to people, the more words I have to look up, use, and then repeat until they're known to me. Things like telling people "Soy de un cuidad en los Estados Unidos" is now very easy and I don't have to look up those words. They've been memorized from repetition. My new goal is to have a truck load more conversations so that phrases become more known to me and in turn i can have less need for the translator.
Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner- I spoke with a woman name janet and I chose her because she was also trying to learn spanish
What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?-I didn't get to learn much from her because once I said that I was in school she logged off the chat.
How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?-One thing that this did help me do was get a conversation started
What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)
-I was able to get a conversation started even though this person logged off the chat, and I'm going to continue to chat with people and help bring my confidence up of speaking spanish.
- Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
-I spoke with a guy who name is Luis Angel. The reason why I chose to speak with him is because he's from Mexico. All my other conversations were from people who lives in Spain.
- What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
I learned that he's a very happy person. He's the type of person that always has a smile, no matter what. He doesn't like to be sad. Even at the toughest times, he wants to smile.
- How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
Well, my goal was to be natural with my conversation, it worked kind of well, but not really. During the time that I was talking to him, I was super happy and it was interesting to talk to a person who was also happy. What a coincident! I tried to natural with my typing and not having to double think about what to say, but when I did that, my sentence didn't make sense ): it sucked, but he corrected me.
- What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
I think I did well on pushing myself to say the right things.
- What specifically do you need to improve on?
When I try to say a lot, I get all mixed up. So maybe I should stick with what I know instead of jamming a whole bunch of words together.