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Proyecto de Conversacíon - Blog Post #3

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    I spoke with Emilio from Spain again. He seemed fun to speak with the first time, we have a lot similar/common interests.
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    He doesn't listen to music a lot, but he does have a variety of likes and dislikes. He likes, rap, soundtracks from movies, heavy metal, rock and etc. But he doesn't like reggaeton at all, one of his big dislikes.  
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    He taught me some some tense changes in spanish. It was very helpful, and being able to speak to him casually boosts self esteem. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    Assisting or helping me out with changes in tense forms, and expanding in my vocabulary.
  • 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 still need to work on conjugations and how they would fit correctly in the form of a sentence. 
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Blog #4 - Música!

¿Te gusta musica?

¿Que es musica favorita?

¿Que es popular musica en Mexico?

¿Que es favorita concerta?

¿Música es muy importante en tu vida?


What are you looking forward to about this conversation?

I want to learn about the music they listen to and see if its anything like what I listen to. I know some places listen to American music that would be cool to find out to!

What are you nervous about?

I not really nervous, I am more excited! 

Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
I talked to a boy names Vann from Mexico, I chose him just randomly because I thought it might be cool to talk to someone from a different country but not a country to far away to compare music differences. 

What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
I learned that he likes all different types of music and has been to a few concerts. He is a very music friendly person. He is mainly into like house and techno type music. 

How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
I learned about music in a spanish speaking country and had a really good conversation. I enjoyed it. 

What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
I learned about music and the conversation was the longest one I have had yet and it actually flowed well!

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 figure out a better way to end the conversation without cutting it right off with a bye. 



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Spanish Blog Post 3

For this blog, I focused on talking about what music and movies Estafan likes.  We had a lot in common when it came to music.  His favorite movie was Toy Story 3 because it reminds him of his childhood.  When it came to music, we both like a group called OCD.  It was coincidental because I used to go to school with them members of OCD so that was pretty cool, and we both enjoy their music.  His favorite some was Black Forest Gummy Worms, but mine was Wake Up.  We both really like Hold It Down though, so there were a lot of things we had in common when we talked this time, which was pretty cool.

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Blog post- 3

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    I spoke with Emilio from Spain, he was 20 years old which made it easier to talk to him since he wasn't to much older. 
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    I learned that he wanted to learn spanish because he feels like it is necessary for him. He told me how everything in the world is english based, such as games, movies, etc. He told me that everyone studies english over in spain which i found to be interesting.  
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    Well it helped me to realize how big english is around the world as opposed to other languages. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I was able to improve on my vocabulary. 
  • 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 a little on my conjugations and make sure I am getting them in the right tenses. 
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#2 - Goal & Conversation

Goal: 
Talk to someone without using a translator for help. Use what you know. (Thank's for the idea, Kamilah!)

Pre-Conversation (Questions):
• Hola, ¿Puede usted hablar conmigo?
• ¿Cómo estás?

Conversation #2:
• Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person? 
I spoke to Jose Adame from Bogotá, Columbia. I chose to speak to him because his native language was Spanish and he is practicing English.

• What did you learn about them? 
I learned that he was from Bogotá. He also told me that the education in Columbia is kind of the same as the United State's but a bit harder for most people to get.

 How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal? 
When I found out about where he lived, it was easier for me to talk to him. I felt more comfortable.

• What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? 
At first it was hard for me to form sentences and talk to the person because I don't know if what I'm saying is correct. Most of the time, I use translators to correct anything in my sentence that's wrong but since I can't use it for my goal, I had to speak with what I know. Also, I asked the person sitting next to me for some help correcting my mistakes.

• 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 on my communication skills because at first, it was very awkward talking to him. Our conversation didn't flow but towards the end, it did and he gave me really good advice if I want to become a dermatologist.
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¿Comó son las vidas de personas en otras países?

I talked to someone named Dimitri Patarroyo. He is from Bogota, Columbia. I learned that he finished school and likes to dance. From him, I learned that, just like in the US, there is a job crisis. Even though he finished college, he cannot find a job and has been looking for 5 months.
I was proud that I could hold a conversation is Spanish for so long. I actually didn't put the whole thing up, just the main points. I would like to just stick to the point next time I have a conversation; usually it gets off topic.
Greetings
Jobs
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Maggie's 4th blog post

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    I spoke with Kurt. He corrected me on alot of stuff. I chose him because he wasn't that old and he spoke spanish and was learning english. 
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    I learned alot about him. If you read the convo you can find little stuff like his favorite color and what not. 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    This interaction helped me by helping me correct my little mistakes like "la" and "el". I now am more careful with my masculine and feminine verbs and words. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I didn't use a translator for alot of it. Some of what he was saying was confusing. I got annoyed when he corrected me on every little thing, but it was for good. 
  • 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 talk more about myself and stop asking the other person questions. 
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Conversación 3

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
  • I spoke to a woman from Spain, she was so cool to tak and really nice! I wanted to speak with someone from spain because I wanted to talk about the running of the bulls.
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
  • I learned what it means to the people in Spain. What it means culturally to the woman!
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
  • I really like having structured conversations and I think the running of the bulls was really cool to learn about last year. I wanted to learn about it from a person that knew from experiences and knowledge.
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?'
  • It took me a little time to find someone that knew enough about it but I think I spoke well and we had a nice conversation.
  • 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)
  • Sometimes I would confuse her with my questions so I want to make my questions better.
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    Conversacion 3

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

      I spoke with man from Mexico named Vidal. He actually messaged me first and I decided to continue the conversation.
    • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

      I learned that he like sci-fi, mystery, romance, and just about every other kind of movies except for cartoons.We also talked about areas where I thought I needed work in Spanish. He gave me examples of times when certain tenses are used in everyday conversation. I also learned that he nearly perfected his English accent by listening to music.

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

      My goal was to find examples of when the subjunctive and imperfect tenses are used in everyday conversation. This conversation was some what helpful in meeting that goal. Vidal had some difficulty thinking of specific examples, but was able to give me a few that helped me get the general idea.
    • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

      I did well with being able to reply in Spanish and not pausing to ask what he meant or use the dictionary for every word I did not know. I was able to use context clues to get the general idea of what he was saying and respond. 
    • 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 still need to work on not using WordRefrence as much. I also need to solidify my understanding of ser v. estar. There was a  point in the conversation where I was confusing the two verbs.

      "Soy en colegio..."
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    Soap Operas Vs. Telenovelas

    We all know soap operas to be incredibly cheesy and funny to watch. But what most people don't know is that Argentina made soap operas popular, one could say they created the genre. America tends to focus on family problems or business problems, mainly because American soap operas are censored, so curse words are not allowed and sex scenes are prohibited. 

    Soap operas in Spanish-speaking countries  refer to SO's as Telenovelas. One main difference between Telenovelas and SO's is that they come to an end and new stories are created, almost like a series (as apposed to chapters). Also, there are not as many constraints, so scenes can be more explicit and/or dramatic. Plots tend to go along the lines of teen drama and twisted romance (such as Chiquititas or Belíssima. Though places like Brazil, who create more realistic and historical dramas, Chile and Colombia focus on comedy, everything usually depends on the countys' culture. 

    In America, SO's have become less and less popular, but with that, Telenovela has become increasingly popular, especially in Mexico. Most shows revolve around romance and the conflicts between two sides, so there's always a villain. One of the most popular is Los Ricos Tambien Lloran, which actually become popular is other counties, like Russia. Mexican SO's have made a comeback since the 70's, mainly because they can also reflect reality, but in a more entertaining way. 

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    conversation with Javier

    i talked to Javier from spain who was a very nice man and answered my questions and didnt want anything in return. we talked about what kinds of foods he like and what he does with his family. my goal for my second was to talk about what life was like for people in another country and i feel like i could have done a better job with that. but i do feel like i learned a lot about Javier. over all i was very happy with my conversation.
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    Proyecto de Conversación 3

    What does public transportation look like in Spain? Conversation with Jose from Spain.

    My partner taught me that commuting in Spain is much like commuting in America. I learned that my partner is a very nice person, although he does have a short attention span. I learned that I enjoy talking to others, as the conversation lasted for a while once again. As we spoke more and more, I became increasingly interested in his cultural traditions. Once again, I was surprised that he was so friendly. If someone tried to chat with me about a school project, I doubt that I would be as cooperative as he was. I am proud that I learned something from the chat. I had a fear that it would be useless because no one would actually accept my chat request. Next time, I plan to talk with more people at once.
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    Conversation Blog #3

    Jessie Tepoz helps me alot. i ask her how would it be easier for me to write in spanish and learn spanish even more and she answer me with i have to talk to someone who speak a lot of spanish and i could make my spanish better.
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    Week 2

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    This time I talked about to a different person and I found out that his grandmother taught him how to speak and he was very grateful for that. I got the hint that he has a strong relationship with her. I learned that I need to be a little more careful with my conjugation. I learned that I wish I learned how to speak Greek. I was surprised that he thought he learned more from his grandmom than he would from his mother. I'm proud that this was a pretty good conversation once again. I want to ask more questions but I'm not sure if I would be able to understand. 
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    MPyfrom- El Proyecto de Conversacíon (Parte Tres)

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    This week I took the challenge of having a conversation about traveling to another speaking country. I chose to have this conversation with my friend Prisilla. I asked her for tips when going to spanish speaking countries. To prepare for this conversation I made pre-made questions so I be ready to start the conversation appropriately. Soon after I let the conversation kind of go in its on direction. This was a very fun and useful conversation. 
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    Conversation Blog #2

    I talk to "Jessie Tepoz" and she help me in my spanish.
    She is very good in spanish and every time i would do a mistake she would correct me, i thought it was funny, but she is a very good teacher in spanish, i would talk to her more often in spanish for she could help me in my spanish and i could improve in my writing.
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    Week 1

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    I learned that he majors in Adventure Education and loves to rock climb. We didn't have a long conversation or exactly a difficult conversation. I had some notes with me that helped me. I learned that my spanish is not as bad as I had initially thought. We had a pretty easy conversation. I did need to use a dictionary for some words that he said. I'm proud that I talked to someone I don't know. I will try to be more direct next time. I wanted to have a typical conversation first and then begin questions so I could see how well I could speak. 



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    Diferencia de "un broma" y "un chiste"

    My goal for this weeks blog was inspired by my last post, which was how to tell a joke in spanish. Every time I asked do you know "un broma" it would seem like they had no clue what I was talking about. After I spoke with a few native speakers, I found out it was "un chiste" that I wanted to learn about. So, I used "italki" to learn what the difference was.
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    Carter Conversation 3

    This time I talked to my mother about when we spent time with the street kids.  This helped me reach my goal because I was able to talk about what we did when we were in there. One thing that I wish I could do better is my pronunciation because  was sick when we did the recording. Besides that it went fine.  
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    Conversationsm Blog Post 3 CP

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    This week I focused on what specifically insults other cultures or other countries. I partnered up with Catherine and Malik, it was uh interesting have perspectives and having a collaborative question effort. So, originally this was not working out so well. This went one of two ways, either someone thought we were trying to mess with them (which teaches us a thing or too about word choice and sentence structure) or they assumed we wanted to know curses in Spanish. Although, it may have sounded as such we already knew those words were insulting so we changed it around a little bit. Unfortunately I do not have the other screenshots I was not able to capture them but one guy did understand what we actually meant and told me that it's insulting when Americans or really anyone degrade the history of Native Americans or say that they are weak or were used and mean it. We seen that it helped to give them an example for Americans. Catherine said, "Here in America it is insulting to talk bad about someone's mom but if you tell them to shut up it's not a big deal." The use of the example worked pretty good. I'm hoping to come up with a question that is going to give me insight but may not be so confusing when asked in Spanish and instead of talking to multiple people at once talk to one at a time and when the conversation seems to be getting boring to make it interesting instead of starting over with someone new. I want to learn how to make the conversation progress which will take a little more Spanish than the average. 
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    Conversation 4

     

    First Week: Marley Utzig

    Partners Name: Multiple

    City y Country: Many

     

     

    Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner

     

    I did not message any of the people they messaged me and I was able to squeeze my practice in with them but not for a straight five minutes which is why I have multiple people for the same topic.

     

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

     

    The nice thing about talking to so many different people is that I am learning more about the Spanish culture as a whole, I noticed that a lot of people really like the Red Hot Chili Peppers which I found as interesting not because they are not a good band but because there is a large amount of people who like it.

     

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

     

    I am just trying to hold a conversation and learn more and I really like music so this is helpful in me being interested but also in keeping the conversation flowing.

     

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

     

    I think I am doing well in the conversations and just speaking in Spanish, I need to think of new ways to leave the conversation. 

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