Todd: Hello, Ann! How are you doing?
Ann: I'm fine.
Todd: Ann, could you introduce yourself and tell people where you are from?
Ann: Yeah, my name's Ann Hutchingson and I'm from Montreal, Canada. And right now I'm an English teacher in Tokyo, Japan.
Todd: Mm-hmm. OK. What's Montreal like?
Ann: Montreal is a really nice city. It's just very cold in the wintertime. It is..uh, it has four seasons, and the nicest season is the summertime because it's really warm and people play a lot of sports, and there are some parks in Montreal, and you can go swimming and hiking and biking and rollerblading. It's a very interesing city.
Todd: Wow! Were you born in Montreal?
Ann: I was born in Montreal and I can speak two languages. English is my first language but I also studied French in high school.
Todd: So, were you in a submersion program, or all your subjects in French?
Ann: No, I went to an English high school but a lot of people in Montreal are in immersion programs.
Todd: OK. Since you learned French, what do you think is the best way to learn language?
Ann: I think that you have to like learning another language and if you have a possitive attitude then you can find learning another language fun rather than stressful so I think that I had a few French friends and we would practice and they would be very patient and I liked the fact that I could communicate using another language because then you have another identity.
Todd: You have your French identity?
Ann: I do.
Todd: OK. So what's your name in French?
Ann: "Mon nom est Ann."
Todd: Wow! I need to get myself a French name?
Todd: OK. Thanks a lot Ann.
Ann: You're welcome. Nice speaking with you.