Friday, 24 July 2009

Vidcast 10 {The Interview} 'Erwin from TEFL Barcelona'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.10

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Vidcast Script:

Erwin: Hi, I'm Erwin Ebens, I'm the director of TEFL Barcelona, which is a teacher's training course.

Sab: Could you show us a bit of the school?

Erwin: Yes, of course. Here we have the reception area... So, come with me... Photocopier!

Sab: Yes! This is the photocopier!

Erwin: Teachers preparing to teach.

Sab: Teachers preparing to teach! Hello!

Teacher 1: Hi... nervous!

Erwin: Geoff laughing...

Sab: Hi Geoff.

Geoff: Hi! (nothing more to say...)

Sab: Who are you preparing to teach - what level?

Teacher 1: Upper-intermediates.

Sab: And how are they?

Teacher 1: They're great. They're very fluent and the like to participate.

Sab: Great. Where are you from?

Teacher 1: Seattle, Washington, USA.

Sab: Great! And you're training to be a teacher.

Teacher 1: Yes.

Sab: And how are you finding the course so far?

Teacher 1: It's a lot of information, but it's great.

Erwin: Well here we have a typical classroom, ready for the students.

Sab: OK, this is where they do their training?

Erwin: Yes, yes, in this room we have a printer, a computer, and a shelf full of books.

Sab: And a fan, for when it gets hot!

Erwin: And a fan, yes. It gets very hot in Spain.

Sab: And the good old phonetic chart.

Erwin: Oh yes! Every classroom has a phonetic chart.
Erwin: This is the coffee machine. And cold drinks and snacks. And here we have the library, with a lot of English teaching books. There are videos over there, and computers.

Sab: How many computers are there?

Erwin: There are one, two, three, four, five, six, seven computers...

Sab: And here we have some future teachers studying hard... hello there!

Teacher 2: Hello.

Sab: Are you studying to be future teachers?

Teacher 2: Yes.

Sab: Yes, where are you from?

Teacher 2: From England.

Sab: OK, and how are you finding the course?

Teacher 2: It's, it's tough - it's a lot of information in a short time period - but I'm also having fun.

Sab: OK.

Student: I'm not studying to be a teacher!

Sab: What are you doing here?!

Student: I take Spanish classes here.

Sab: Oh, you're learning Spanish. And how's it going?

Student: It's going well!

Sab: Great, thank you!

That's all for today!

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Vidcast 10 {The Interview} ~ 'Erwin from TEFL Barcelona'
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