The World Language Department at Valley Stream Memorial Junior High School hosted a series of mock interviews—in Spanish—at the school library this February.
Spanish-language students began by studying vocabulary on the topics of community and earning a living. Then, the students used their newfound language skills to participate in a mock interview with a panel of world language teachers from Memorial and Central, which included Memorial Assistant Principal John Squadrito, Dean Laurie Whalen-McCarthy and teaching assistants Yashami Reinoso and Tatiana Rodriguez.
Students were interviewed in Spanish about their future profession of choice, location, and job requirements. Students also had to ask a question of their interviewer about the position. The activity allowed the students to utilize their language skills to participate in an authentic interview, as well as prepare them for future real-world experiences.