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February 22, 2012
17:56
JWood424
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While I am still learning how Google + operates, I have seen several posts about using it for practicing.  I was wondering if there was any interest in forming a Spanish group to practice both writing and speaking.  I would like to create a "Hangout" where users (I believe up to ten at a time) can converse using web cams and mics.  Ideally, we could have potential topics in mind prior to beginning and set a time aside when we could meet and talk to one another.  I have a few ideas of where I would like to see this go, and hopefully with the help of others it can be developed.  If there is anyone out there who would like to give this a shot, send me a message here and can exchange Google E mails.

Speaks: English Learning:  Spanish    Wants to add: Portuguese  If you´re bored and want to follow my progress, check out: http://jaimito424.wordpress.com/ 
February 23, 2012
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ShaunMcBride
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I'd be happy to participate in such a thing :) I think it's a really cool idea to be able to get a lot of the Spanish speakers here to participate in one place :P

Hopefully some others will join in here too

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February 23, 2012
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I would like to get at least ten people who can work together to come up with maybe weekly topics to talk about.  I guess it wouldn't hurt to invite a native Spanish speaker to help us out if possible.  If you have a Google + page, PM me here and I'll add you to my circle.  I would really like for this idea to take off, not only with Spanish, but all languages.

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February 24, 2012
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sipes23
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I'd be interested. Not sure how it would work as I lead a busy life with small children, but I'd be willing to try.

 

Here is my G+ page (I think): https://plus.google.com/105985614558366179588/posts

 

In all honesty, I have circled some people who speak Spanish and talk about things I am interested in.

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February 24, 2012
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Hola a todos!  Sipes, I added you to my circle on Google (I think).  Let me know if it worked!  My plan (which is up for modification) is to have up to ten people get together on, say Tuesday night to talk for 45 min- 1 hour.  Of course people could come and go for as long as they like.  Again, this is a work in progress and I hope we can all work together to get it going.

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February 25, 2012
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¡Hola JWood!  I am definitely interested in practicing with other learners.  It would be really cool if we could get some native speakers in this too.  Here's my G+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107880106693829878985/about.  I just made this Google + thing today, so I'm not really familiar with it at all.

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February 25, 2012
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JWood424
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I'm still learning about Google + myself, but I added you to my Spanish circle...hopefully we can all chat soon.

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February 25, 2012
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I would be interested as well! (I am just starting out though). And I need a Google + account! I am very willing to learn.

February 29, 2012
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I would also love to join in. Anything that provides an opportunity hablar en espanol!

February 29, 2012
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I'm interested to join in as well. Although your Tuesday nights probably mean very very early Wednesday mornings for me… wink

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February 29, 2012
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Well, ideally we can discuss the meetup time...whatever works for the most people.  Also, it's possible to have more than one time to chat.  I am flexible! laugh

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February 29, 2012
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It seems we have at least 5 or 6 people who can get together to chat in Spanish.  Since I've never organized something like this, I am open to all suggestions, but my thinking right now is to try for an initial meetup this coming Monday, March 5th. around 3:00 PM EST here in the U.S.  I realize this might be a great time for some and a horrible time for others, so if all goes well, I thought we could try a second attempt the next evening, Tuesday, March 6th around 7:00 PM EST.  I'm sure there may be some technical difficulties to work out, so this will be like a trial run, unless anyone wants to try it out beforehand.  Send me a PM and let me know.  Like I said in my last post, I can be somewhat flexible, and I realize we all have schedules to work around.  As far as what we can talk about, I thought it might be a good idea to introduce ourselves, tell a little about why we are learning Spanish, and what our goals are right now.  Of course, I don't want this to be scripted, as I think we will learn more by not having things mapped out in advance, but of course we need a starting point.  (Also, if you want to message me here or on Google+, feel free to write in Spanish as well.) Ok, looking forward to getting this going!

Speaks: English Learning:  Spanish    Wants to add: Portuguese  If you´re bored and want to follow my progress, check out: http://jaimito424.wordpress.com/ 
March 5, 2012
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Hey everyone. I'm quite interested too, in both group and one on one conversations. add me on google+ if you want (estogettingfluent@gmail.com)

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March 6, 2012
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I guess I could help you out with spanish.. I´m not used to Google+ (empty right now), btw I´ll try to get a decent mic !

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March 6, 2012
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If this chat is going to happen Tuesday March 6 at 7pm est, I am in!

March 8, 2012
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Sorry I couldn't make it to the chats this week.  I won't have consistent computer/internet access for the next couple of weeks but I'll try to make it to the next chat if possible.

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