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  • hello everyone welcome back to english

  • with Lucy I'm with Emma from mmmEngish

  • mmm yes you are mmm yes i am today we're going to

  • have a conversation so we're going to

  • have a chat and hopefully it will help

  • you with your English listening skills

  • i'd like to ask Emma a few questions

  • about how she became a teacher, her experiences i

  • think it's going to be really

  • interesting because I'm genuinely

  • interested in how you got started on

  • YouTube and how you started teaching I

  • recommend that you listen to this video

  • once without subtitles and then you

  • watch it again with subtitles to see how

  • much you understood we also filmed

  • another video about introductions which

  • is on Emma's channel so make sure you watch

  • that as well

  • the link will be in the description box

  • alright let's get started

  • ok so Emma what do you do?

  • well Lucy I'm a teacher teacher I teach. Are you?

  • Yeah I teach English online so i do that

  • through youtube or through my website

  • and Facebook groups and that kind of

  • thing so I have lots of students online

  • how did you get into teaching?

  • because you originally did something

  • different yeah i did I've been teaching for

  • about five years now

  • okay but before that I was a landscape

  • architect a landscape architect yes

  • it was a design degree that i did at

  • university but you know of course I wanted to

  • travel and I wanted to live in other

  • countries and experience other cultures

  • and things like that so i decided to

  • train to be a teacher and so did you

  • teach and academy or did you do private

  • lessons I taught in an academy there

  • yeah yeah I've never had any Vietnamese

  • students i mainly teach Spanish

  • students ok in person but I have a whole

  • rainbow of students on my online and

  • that's the great thing about teaching

  • exactly

  • what do you think is the biggest

  • challenge for vietnamese students learning

  • for Vietnamese students yeah well i think a

  • lot of it is to do with pronunciation

  • because we have a lot of very different

  • sounds in English that are not really

  • present in their pronunciation when they speak in Vietnamese

  • there's only one so a lot of consonant

  • sounds especially when they're the end

  • of words shall I get a lot of comments

  • about the th sounds yeah for Spaniards

  • actually for Spanish speakers the biggest problem

  • is the pronunciation of the vowels

  • mhm because in English we have 12 vowel

  • sounds and seven diphthongs and they just have

  • five vowel sounds and a couple of dipthongs

  • as well and I think it's even even more

  • difficult because actually the script

  • the alphabet is the same so the

  • confusion between the letters and

  • the pronunciation is crazy and of course with

  • english not being phonetic ... absolutely, because in Spanish it is phonetic

  • exactly yeah you read it as it is

  • i remember seeing children read really really long

  • words in Spanish and I thought oh my God you guys

  • are GENIUSES and I realized that

  • actually no you just read it section by

  • section and the letters and the accents

  • tell you exactly how to pronounce it but in

  • English it just isn't like that

  • yeah how it's written is absolutely not

  • how it's pronounced yeah and even if

  • it's written like that it can be in

  • different words it can be pronounced

  • completely differently

  • yeah even if it's the same so what do you think

  • is the best way to students to

  • learn how to how to pronounce words in English

  • i think i'm a really big fan

  • of imitating other native speakers

  • definitely and I think that's great

  • for pronunciation practice but also for

  • learning the intonation and the rhythm of

  • English because your you know students

  • will listen to us when we speak and

  • hear that our voices are kind of going

  • up and down and up and down and that's

  • so important

  • yeah there's so much meaning in that for

  • english know the same sentence in a

  • couple of different ways with different

  • tones of voices and it means something completely

  • change it yeah and that can really be

  • confusing for students well it can be

  • confusing when you're trying to speak

  • and get your message across but when

  • you're listening you know you miss so

  • much information if you don't understand

  • that so it's really important

  • another thing for me is the set phrases

  • like be the expressions but this is the

  • same for learning any language I remember when I

  • Spanish here really weird phrases and

  • you want another wheeler

  • yeah you can't just guess yeah you mean

  • like Indians or radio and yeah yeah you

  • really have a few it's like inside

  • knowledge really have to work on

  • so what about Spanish learners what I

  • you've talked about some of the

  • navigation problems they have but what

  • other kinds of problems do they have

  • with English one of the big ones in my

  • opinion is World Order

  • hmm you can't just translated sentences

  • literally because we really change

  • things around

  • yeah so in one sentence in spanish you

  • can't directly translated into English

  • is we're going to send you

  • we're going to talk to you that's a big

  • one

  • also they really struggle with trailers

  • and I'm a confusing thing in English is

  • some crazy about have multiple means yes

  • separable

  • people really little and so what about

  • your teaching experience what how did

  • you get into teaching by accident really

  • the best accident i have had and i was

  • working and marketing in madrid in my

  • life I was doing sandwich course at

  • University which is what you do two

  • years university one year industry and

  • then one last year university okay

  • normally courses are three years if you

  • do a son which course that ball so I'm

  • just going to be my year industry Madrid

  • and then the company closed i found

  • myself chocolate so I did my teaching

  • qualification just feel that get in

  • madrid i didn't develop actually i moved

  • back with my ex-boyfriend and teaching i

  • will have to make had to be for awhile

  • and then I also finishing my degree I

  • had a couple of English groups

  • yes then I started to everything

  • yes yeah this is a game-changer for sure

  • so what is it that you really love that

  • teaching i love that you can really make

  • a difference and you can see it and I

  • like Google people's confidence so I

  • know that after one hour session with

  • someone i will be able to see a real

  • marked difference you know they're the

  • quality of that

  • yeah without you that's a good question

  • it's um it's definitely like if I think

  • about what I was doing before and I was

  • working in an office in a team that was

  • great but what I love about teaching is

  • how instantly you can help people and

  • you know really help them to change what

  • they're doing understanding something

  • and start using the language differently

  • so i think that's one of the really

  • lovely things about teaching is you can

  • really help people and make a difference

  • yeah and you can open so many you can

  • help them to open so many doors because

  • having an extra language can completely

  • change your life

  • yeah I didn't know spanish I wouldn't be

  • here meeting I from late so much for

  • answering my questions nobody like dat

  • shouting and lovely catching up with you

  • here not yet been great xu yeah I come

  • and visit mean well but so if you like

  • this video make sure you head over to

  • Emma's channel the link to her video

  • another video we did together just

  • having a chat without introductions

  • yeah introductions and small talk with

  • our first video that's in the

  • description box so click on that and go

  • and see what we spoke about on any

  • channel don't forget to connect with me

  • on my social media which is all over her

  • face right yeah if you don't mind I will

  • see you again for another English lesson

  • very very soon not right up

  • ok so here and here you can turn under

  • I'd love to show you my area like okay

  • we're using it

  • everybody left

hello everyone welcome back to english

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