Nuestras Conversaciones en Skype / Our Skype Conversations

Jessica: Recientemente, una amiga mía me preguntó consejos para llevar a cabo una conversación de intercambio. Y a decir verdad, para las conversaciones con Rober, nunca he pensado mucho en ello, siempre ha habido muchas cosas de las que hablar. ¿Recuerdas al principio las conversaciones y cómo empezamos?

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Early on, we talked a lot about travel, cooking, and music.

Rober: At first I thought it would be more challenging, to start talking for an hour to someone living 5000 miles away, who you didn’t know, not to mention that half the conversation would be in English! But in the end, this was what was most interesting, since we realized we had a lot in common and we could chat about plenty of topics. How do you think having a language partner has helped us to improve our skills?

Jessica: Creo que la consistencia es un factor clave. Además, siempre tenemos un experto a quien podemos acudir con cualquier duda. Vamos a hablar del blog en los próximos posts pero creo que las conversaciones sobre lo que íbamos a escribir eran muy interesantes, tanto cuando empezábamos como cuando se desarrollaba nuestro proyecto. Tuve varios compañeros de conversación antes de hablar con Rober, y creo que hay muchas maneras de hacerlo, pero tener un amigo con un nivel comparable al tuyo es de gran ayuda. Cuando hablas de gramática, es más fácil encontrar conexiones entre los dos idiomas. ¿Cuáles crees que fueron nuestras conversaciones más interesantes? ¿Qué consejos darías a una persona que va a hacer un intercambio?

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Outside of our conversations, we often send signs or ask about expressions we’ve heard. We’ve learned about our own languages in the process of trying to explain grammar rules.

Rober: I love to talk with someone in another other part of the world with a different time zone and to know about daily life there–in some ways it’s something similar to traveling. So, I think our most interesting conversations were about getting to know each other, and about the the lifestyle and culture in our respective cities, as well as our conversations about expressions. I think there are a lot of people who are nervous about talking to someone or don’t even realize it is a possibility. I think if they let down their guard, a lot of interesting conversations could start to flow.

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Exclusive footage of our first photo ever taken: an accidental screenshot on Skype!
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