Our Skype program had a very successful inaugural "One-time" interview project that saw 35 Salvadoran students connect by Skype with 35 Canadian volunteers. Students interviewed their Canadian volunteer using a set of questions provided to them by their teacher in collaboration with CanTeach Connections.
Here are some of the highlights, as expressed by the volunteers:
"I learned that Sandra really wants to learn English so she can in turn become a teacher. That's the reward." -Bruce
"We take for granted that these students have had little or no contact with native English Speaker." -Volunteer
"Great opportunity to connect with a young woman from another country. Friendship." -DLW
"I learned how enthusiastic a young Salvadorean student was to practise his English." - H.M.
"I was glad to see that Alexis was able to understand a bit of humour too. I was amazed at that as I kept everything short and literal. We had fun discussing basketball and baseball teams as well as food in El Salvador. He thought it was neat that I had a map of El Salvador in front of me." -Susan from Kitchener