How to make native small talk
June 15, 2012 6:37 AM Subscribe
Hi! I'm learning Spanish at the moment, using podcasts and LiveMocha, mostly. I try to speak it as much as possible when doing the LiveMocha exercises, listening to the podcast conversations, etc, but I realise that what's missing is real live conversation with others.
posted by anonymous to human relations (8 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Now, I know that LiveMocha offers this. And I want to make use of it, only.. I don't really know what to say. :) I'm already not too big on small talk and I've a fear that the conversation we would be having would be way too basic for any of the two parties to be interesting at all. I mean, if I can't bring myself to harp on about what my parents do for a living and how big/small my city is, how can I expect the other person to want to listen to this?
So my question is: how do you get around that? Or actually I guess it really comes down to a broader issue of not being too great with small talk or talking to strangers, and how to improve that...