Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
I spoke with Taina Rosario, in my Advisory. I chose her because I know her pretty well, and she was flexible with the schedule I have.
What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
I learned how she'll really feel when the seniors graduate from SLA, and who she really cherishes. I also found out about her weekend, what she likes to do, etc. That kind of touched base on the culture that I wanted to dig into. I know we like a lot of the same Spanish music, such as Prince Royce or Aventura.
How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
This helped me more towards my goal, because finally I realized that there are not only cultural similarities between people and I, but that I'm not terrible at Spanish. I wanted to gain confidence, an abstract goal, but it happened. The main thing was to stop second guessing myself.
What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
I did well on keeping the conversation in motion. I tried to balance asking questions and responding to them, as if the conversation were as comfortable as those in English,
What specifically do you need to improve on?
-Making more of an effort to speak with native Spanish speakers than I know in Spanish.
-Simply spending more time reviewing my tenses.
-Reading books in Spanish.