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Proyecto de Conversación: What are sports like in your country?

Pre-Conversation

  • The five questions that I plan to ask are:
  1. Why do you want to learn English?
  2. What are sports like in (the country)?
  3. Do you play any sports?
  4. Do they play American football?
  5. What do you think is a funny sport to watch?
  • I expect my partner to find the questions that I am going to ask interesting. I plan to make the chat as friendly as possible, so that my partner will not feel uncomfortable.
  • I am looking forward to learning about another person's culture. The reason is because I enjoy learning about foreign cultures. It is interesting to compare my culture with theirs'.
  • I am nervous that my partner will not be friendly. I hope that they do not say anything rude to me.


Post-Conversation

  • I spoke with Cindy because I thought that her name sounded friendly. She was also the only person that actually accepted my chat request.
  • I learned that they don't like sports and that they think learning English is difficult. I learned that the main sports played in Colombia differ from the main sports played in the United States. American sports like baseball aren't as common in Colombia.
  • This interaction helped me to move towards my goal of becoming more fluent in Spanish by forcing me to speak with a native Spanish speaker. Talking to my partner provided me with a lot of practice writing in Spanish.
  • I did well keeping the conversation with my partner going. I thought that the chat would be quite dry, but we actually had a good conversation.
  • I need to improve on using correct grammar in Spanish. I would start sentences with lowercase letters and occasionally forget to end sentences with punctuation marks. If I were to do it again, I would have wrote more properly.

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Espanol Conversacion :D

Pre-Conversacion
What will your topic of conversation be?  

It will just talk about learning English and Spanish and how they like learning and learn more about the language.

What are 5 questions related to your conversation goal that you can think of ahead of time to ask your partner?

Do you like English?

Is English Easy or hard?

How do you learn English?

Is English the only language taught? Why?

How do you Separate spanish from english?

How do you anticipate your partner will respond to your questions?
They might be as nervous as I am. I think that they will be more comfortable answering questions about their own language because they are more familiar with it. They can asnwer my questions about their language better than I can answer about theirs.

What are you looking forward to about this conversation?
I am looking forward to learning about the person about their country, and how they feel about learning about a new language.

What are you nervous about?

I am nervous about getting something wrong or saying something that they will not understand. Hopefully they can help me if I am wrong.


Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?

I spoke with Bruno from Argentina. I Choose him because he was learning English but was a spanish native. He also was a friendly person who didn't mind helping me with spanish.


What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
I learned how he used spanish and how he learn english. He likes to watch Tv series in english and understand expressions with movies and Tv. 

How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

He made me feel a little more comfortable about speaking spanish because someone didn't make fun of the way I spoke spanish they actually helped me with what I did wrong and correct me so I can do better next time.

What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

I did well in greeting Bruna and asking him many questions about spanish and how I can learn what to say and what not to say. I spoke spanish through out mostly the conversation. That was a big goal for me.

What specifically do 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 need to learn when to use ceratain sentences and how to use them. When to use "mucho" and "mucha" in the right sentence. 
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Proyecto de Conversacíon - Allen

​Partner: Karl 
  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?

    I spoke with a guy from Chile named Karl Reiher. He actually chose to speak with me, barely anyone would respond to my invitations or they declined for a 35 minute period. I spoke to him a day before but during class switch, the session cut and I lost most of the transcript. 
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    He seems pretty interesting. He's a risk prevention engineer/analyst and also in environmental quality. So I assume he's a civil engineer. He also likes soccer (fútbol), and would love to learn a second/foreign language. 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    It enforced to react in a more proper way to spanish, so instead of adding some english in and making it spanglish I tried to make a complete spanish written sentence and try to get the point across. Most of the time it worked out fine, Karl understood. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I think I used a wider variety of vocabulary, and didn't make it seem repetitive. 
  • What specifically do 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)rc

    I still need to work on the conjugations, I guess proper use of grammar and the incorrect use of words. Such as when I said "jajaja, no practicar. Soló estoy jugando" I believe that wrote that incorrectly.es to Find Conversation Partn
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Conversación

Goal: To talk about the weather in different areas of the world.

Questions:

¿Donde vives?

¿Que es el clima en _________?

¿Que te gusta el verano, otoño, invierno o primavera? ¿Por que?

¿Llueve mucho en ______?

¿Te gusta el llueve?

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
  • I spoke to three different people that I found on ShareLink that were willing to speak with me.
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
  • I learned new vocabulary, I learned about the weather en different parts of the world. 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
  • I felt really awkward but speaking to someone in spanish really helped me find out how much of the language I know. It was cool being able to answer them without a dictionary, I only needed a dictionary looking up a few words.
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?'
  • I found out really good information about weather in other places as well as new vocabulary. I also just feel like I improve on relying on myself and what I know to have a conversation en spanish.
  • What specifically do 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)rce
  • I felt I was just asking questions at some points so I tried to make small talk conversations. I tired to talk about Philadelphia and me as well as asking questions.
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Proyecto de Conversación: Introductions

Annisa Ahmed
Español lll, D Band
Conversation Project: Week One

Antes de Conversación:
What will your topic of conversation be?
    Just about introductions, questions and just understanding before we move further on in the project.
What are you looking forward to about this conversation?
    I am looking forward to turn of how this conversation will go. Will it be a simple Q&A or will we branch off and talk about whatever comes to mind. Either way, I want to make this a good first (or a couple) experience.
What are your nervous about?

    I am hoping that spelling and conjugations will be up to par. I do want to confuse them with a language that they have known their entire lives with me, a random novice who feels like she knows nothing. So, I would say I somewhat scared.

Después de Conversación:
Who did you speak with and why did you choose them?
     Actually, they found me. Signing into SharedTalk, I had no idea what was in store. But I saved, when a person found me and asked if wanted to chat. After I taking a brief glance at her profile, Alexis Correa and I really hit off.
What did you learn about them?
    I learned that she is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, that she has two years on me and loves the idea that I was chatting with her while in school. That last one blew her mind.
How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your goal?
    Our little shindig made me feel comfortable talking with others in Spanish, even if it is only over the internet.
What did you do well according to your goals?
    Yeah, but I wish we could have spoken more. I could tell that we could keep going on forever of given the chance, which would make my plans for endless conversations a success.
What specifically do you need to improve on?
    I believe a little time just brushing on possible questions and common answers would do me a favor later on.

All in all, good run and I would not mind doing it again.
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#1 - Goal & Conversation

​First goal: 
Have a conversation about the weather, life in the city, food and learn more about the person I'm speaking to.

Pre-Conversation (Questions):
• Hola, ¿Puede usted hablar conmigo?
• ¿Cómo estás?
• ¿Cómo es el clima en...? 
• ¿Vive en la ciudad o los suburbios? ¿Cómo es?
• ¿Cómo es la comida? 

Conversation #1:
Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person? 
I spoke with a good friend of mine, Kim Cayamcela. I chose her because I knew she was fluent in Spanish. I was interested in what she was going to say because although I knew what she was going to say (since we both live in Philadelphia), I wanted to see how she was going to say it in Spanish.

What did you learn about them? 
Kim and I are friends but I was surprised that Kim liked Korean food and that she used to live in the suburbs. However, I also learned a new words, "repiti."

How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal? 

It helped me with my goal because my goal was to have a conversation with a person and learn more about their life. I learned more about Kim's life and interests.

What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? 
Before the conversation, I told Kim about the project. I was expecting to mess up, but I don't think I messed up much. Making up questions before hand definitely helped a lot.

What specifically do 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 need to work better replies. I feel like I was asking her too much questions and not enough replies. I was a bit nervous talking to Kim in Spanish because I thought I was going to mess it up. So, I ask questions instead. I feel like if I knew how to reply better, the conversation wouldn't have been awkward. 

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Wynn Geary Negative Space

"What is negative space?" 

Negative space is essentially the opposite of what you are used to draw. It allows you to focus on the shape of the object you are drawing opposed to say, texture.


"Explain how you found negative space"

In my drawing I just drew as normal then I erased any lines inside my "positive space" then i colored in the background and any holes where you could see the background. In my cut  out, I found it really easy, I was shadowing last year at the same time they were doing this, so I found this really easy. 

It helps the artist see the shape of what they are drawing


I personaly dont think so, I prefer 
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J. Pullins, Conversación de Cine Europeo

La Cultura de la España:

En España,
 adolescentes va la cine a menudo. Además, se preocupan por películas de calidad, en contraposición alos grandes presupuestos.En España, la gente tiene mucho amor por las peliquas.

In our conversations, we tried to be as grammatically correct as possible. Very early on, we made a rule: I only speak Spanish, and likewise, he could only speak English. Needless to say, it was a bit difficult

Our conversations went as so: I would say something in Spanish, and his first response would be the correct translation to what I said, grammatically. Then, he would say his English response, and then I would do as he did. Our main strategy using the words we know, and using context clues to ask each other about words we don't know.
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♫ ♪ Música de España ♫ ♪ (Primer Objetivo)

Spanish Guitar


Conversation Question: What does music look like in Spain?


Pre-Conversation:


•  What will be your topic of conversation be?

The  topic of conversation will be about the history music of Spain and the role it plays in society.


•  What are 5 questions related to your conversation goal that you can think of ahead of time to ask your partner?

1. What are the different types of music in Spain?

2. What are some traditional Spanish musical instruments?

3. What are some of the more modern types of music in Spain?

4. What kind of music do you listen to?

5. How does music relate to dance in Spain?


•  What are you looking forward to about this conversation?

I am looking forward to learning from a native Spaniard about this topic. I am also looking forward to having a full conversation without interruption or a translator. 


•  What are you nervous about?

I am only nervous about keeping the conversation going and not pausing for too long thinking about what I want to say.


Post-Conversation:

Reflection:

• Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?

I spoke to Peter Kurt and I chose this person because they were a native of Spain. This was the country is wanted to know about so this person was perfect.

• What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

I learned that some traditional Spanish musical instruments are the guitarra española, gaita, castañuelas, tarabilla, chicotén and sonajas. I know that the spanish guitar is a very popular instrument all over the world. I also learned that the music of Spain differs depending of the region. In Andalucía the Flamenco music is very popular while in Castilla, Aragón and Madrid Jota music is very popular. Guitar music is very common in Galicia, Cantabria and Asturias. Young people in Spain listen to music from all over the world, just like here in the United States. I learned that Peter's favorite type of music is rap and I also like rap music.

• How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

One of my personal goals is to learn Spanish while at the same time learn about the culture of Spanish speaking countries. This interaction has helped me move closer to achieving this goal because I learned many new vocabulary words and I also learned about the music of Spain. I wanted to have a conversation without using a dictionary and I was able to do this during this conversation.

• What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

I believed that I was able to guide the conversation in the direction of answering my conversation question. I greeted the Peter and introduced the project to him. My five pre-conversation questions came in handy when I did not know what to ask about. I also used a lot of words in my spanish vocabulary that I thought I had forgotten.

• What specifically do you need to improve on?

I need to improve on my grammar and punctuation while completing the text chats. I need to remember to put on my accents and enyas.


Interesting Links

Spain Top 20: http://top40-charts.com/chart.php?cid=21

National Geographic Music Profile of Spain: http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/view/page.basic/country/content.country/spain_14
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Spanish 3 Quarter 4 Las Conversación

My goal for week one was to get a feel for the type of people on sharedtalk.com and to just keep the conversations basics and relaxed. I plan on coming up with deeper questions and hopefully finding someone I can talk to regularly and learn from. Some of the questions I want to begin to ask are the differences in education or schooling in different areas. I also want to question the different daily habits or usual customs of people. I would like to discuss  the different things that others might find weird about America and clarify things. 


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Coversacion, Sue Carter, Philadelphia

My native spanish speaker is my mom. Over the summer we went to Guatemala with a group and visited different places. I thought that it would be a good idea to talk about the experience with my mom in Spanish because I might go back next summer and it would be nice to be able to talk about my past experiences while I am down there. Sense this is the first conversation I decided to talk about the trip as a whole and then in later conversations talk about specific places. Sense we would be talking about the trip as a whole I decided to ask my mom what her favorite part was, "que fue lo que te gustó más?" and have what my favorite part was ready, "Toda la esperanza que tenian aunque vivian en mucha pobreza?".

I chose my mom because I knew that she had a good spanish background because she grow up in El Salvador and would like to use her Spanish more often. One thing I learned about my mom is how she likes to met different people and she thinks that in the United States we don't rely on people as much as they do in Guatemala. This conversation helped me reach my goal because I was able to talk about my favorite part and about how the two places are different.       
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MY Goal week 1

My goal for week one was to learn a little bit about sarcasm in spanish and I spoke to a man named juan gonzalez who helped me a little. Although we did not talk much he taught me a little and this is what I have so far  
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Conversation

​I talk to this girl, i told her that i need help in my spanish and she told me she would help me and she would be my personal teach and we can talk on skype. 
I would love to know more about her, she sounds fun and interesting. We are going to fix a schedule for us to be on the same time and talk to each other and she can teach me more spanish than i already know.  

 
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JAVIER0:

Interview:


¿Cuál es tu nombre?  

: Mi nombre Javier. Javier Moya. 


¿En qué ciudad vive?

: Vivo en Caracas. Caracas, Venezuela.


¿Cuál es tu color favorito?

: Mi color favorito es el rosa.


¿Cuál es tu deporte favorito?

:practico polo acuatico , artes marciales mixtas y ajedrez. creo q mi favorito es el MMA


¿Tiene alguna habilidad?

:soy muy bueno en los deportes


¿Tiene hermanos? ¿Cuántos?

:tengo una hermana mayor



¿Cuál es su trabajo?

:no trabajo



- ¿Cuáles son las tres cosas que los padres esperan de sus hijos cuando crezcan?

:normalmente siempre esperan que estudien, tengan buena conducta y formen su propia familia


- ¿Cuáles son los tres problemas crecientes en la que viven? 

:los principales problemas son la delincuencia,el desempleo y la inflacion


he corrected my question: cuales son  los tres principales problemas de su sociedad


- ¿Cómo es el comportamiento de los niños de su

 generación diferentes a los hijos de la nueva generación?

: He responded in english… They have sex, do drugs, party, and drink. When he was younger, he never did any of that.


I learned:

I learned a few slang terms, q is the same thing as saying que. Ksas is the same thing as saying casa. 


I compared parts of our lives, we have the same values, but parents values there are revolved more around money. Everything seems the same. He doesn't have a job though, so I wonder how he survives. Where he lives people lose their virginity at age 20 or older. But recently teenagers have been having babies and he finds it weird. He said it's hard trying to go to a university full time and hopefully work. People become really stressed and rarely have time for anything. he makes about 50-60 bucks a day off of playing poker, but that's his only income. LIfe their doesn't sound too different for life for some people in America. 


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Negative Space

What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
- The negative space is the dark space around the picture.  

Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?

-In my cut out I saw my negative space by looking at the dark spaces and in my stool drawing I saw negative space in the empty spaces like where there was empty space between the chairs.

 Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

- It helps them figure out what exactly what they need to draw. 

 Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not

-Yes because it easier for me to see what I'm drawing.

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Bryanna's Negative Space

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A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)

Negative space is the space between object/parts in a picture

 

B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?

In my cut out I found my negative space by separating my darker areas on my paper to my light areas. Then using construction paper to mimic  that outline. Once I did that I just placed the cut out pieces on one side and the whole pieces on the other. On my chair drawing I just found the space in between the chairs, stool, and caution sign.

 

C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

It helps the artist determine what perspective the picture needs to be drawn from. (bird’s eye, eye level, and worm’s eye

 

D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not

Seeing negative space enhances the drawing by bring out the details and thing that should be seen as 3 dimensional can be enhanced    

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Audrey's negative and positive space art.

What is a Negative Space?
A negative space is the background of a color that makes the art stand out. For example, such as in my art below, if you look at the right side the negative space is the blue outline and positive space is the green.

Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?
I figured out negative when I understood how the color in the background makes the shadow of the art work stand out. In my stool drawing, I noticed when I shade in the shadows between the stools' legs, it makes the stool pop out and make itself notice that it's a stool. 

Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
So the artist will be able to let their viewers see the subject of the entire work better.



Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

Yes, seeing the negative space does enhance the drawing. Because when the negative space enhances, the positive space shows up. And the positive space is the object/SUBJECT of the entire art work. 



(Do you notice how I am missing a root of the tree on the left side of the drawing? lol, oops.) 


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Negative Space~~Richard Yoeun

Negative Space Reflection:

1. Photograph your negative space cut outs

 2. Photograph your negative space drawings

3. Upload them to your blog

4. Answer the following questions in full sentences.

A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it) it is the empty area that you can see through an object.

B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing? 1. I just seen it immediately for some apparent reason and 2. I looked to each empty area of the stool.

C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space? You can get the picture without fully drawing in detail and it's easier to comprehend. 

D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not? I would say it does enhance drawing because, yet again, you easily see the picture of object you have to draw already.


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Positive & Negative Reflection

What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)

- Negative space is a dark space around the image.  

Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?

-In my cut out i saw my negative space by looking at the dark spaces.

 Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

- It helps them to see just the pictures and not the dark spaces around. 

 Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not

-yes because it easier for the drawing to stand out.
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True Negative Space

A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it) Negative spacing is the spacing between the object you are drawing. The area around the thing you are drawing creates the art for you.

B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing? I found the negative spacing in the cut out using the paper. I didn't really see the negative space in the stool drawing.

C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space? It could help an artist if they can see negative space because it will become easier to draw because the background will create some of the drawing. 

D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not Seeing negative space does help drawing because it can put more definition in a drawing.


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Negative Space Reflection.

A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
 
- negative space is spaces between , or around an object. 



B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?

-The way i found negative space is listening to what ms. hull said. she said that we have to use everything and it had to be those to colors. 

C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

-it helps an artist to see whats there. which parts are important and what you should really focus on.

D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not

- i think it does enhance drawing because it makes the picture look more interesting.




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Negative and Positive Space

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A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
Negative Space is when you shade in the blank parts of your drawing, usually where nothing is. Like in a drawing of a chair, in between the legs would be shaded, and that is considered negative spave.

B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?

I found negative space in my stool drawing, by shading in the parts of the stool that have nothing there, like in between the legs of the stool. I found negative space in my cut out because I saw the dark parts of the bird, and I cut them out, because that is what you had to trace, and  cut out to make the cut out.

C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

It helps an artist to see negative space, because it helps the artist tell which part of the drawing is real, and can be touched, and what part is just air.
D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?
Yes, seeing negative space enhances drawings, because they look more professional, and it helps the person looking at the drawing, to see what is air, and what is not.
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Negative Space - Angelina Pingitore

Negative space is part of a image were space surrounds an object in a image

How I found my Negative space is seeing the dark parts on my cut out and using it as a shadow.

It helps the artist because it is easer to see the dark space as not part of the image and as a shadow .

Yes because it is easer to draw seeing the negative space it makes your image "pop"

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¿Qué es la vida diaria?

I went on sharedtalk and talked to someone named Alexander Tropa. He lives in Argentina and is 17 years old. I mainly asked him about his daily life, which is quite like the life here, and then we had an interesting conversation about Facebook, but that was mainly in English, so I didn't include most of it.
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