Interview With A Spanish Native Speaker

As you watch this interview, regardless of whether or not you understand Spanish, ask yourself the question: Is the Spanish Native Speaker (who is being interviewed) capable of teaching Spanish? Would you like the native speaker to be your teacher, or your children’s teacher? Why might it be a good idea? Why might it not be a good idea?

Why does this interview seem to be an effective technique to help the students learn Spanish? Who is doing most of the talking, the Spanish Native Speaker, or the students? Do you think the students understand the Spanish Native Speaker? Why do you think so, or why don’t you think so?

What level of Spanish do the students have? How effective is the Spanish Native Speaker in transmitting his Spanish culture to the students? If you can understand Spanish, what do you think of the pronunciation and grammaticality of the Spanish Native Speaker? Do you notice any mistakes?

Finally, please share your comments about the video. Anything at all you wish to share is appreciated. The questions are meant to give you a general impulse, a gentle push as to some of the issues at play in bringing students together with a native speaking teacher, of any language, not only English.

Best regards,

About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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