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Interviews:

(Article by Alicia and Ángela)

We have asked some question to immigrants living in our country and also, to emigrants who are living abroad.

 Interviews to immigrants:

We have talked with two English teachers who were born in England and who are now living here, in Spain. One of them, Winnie, hasn’t lived here for a long time, but the other one, Wendy, has been living here for at least 20 years and she has a family in Murcia. We have also talked with Anne, a woman from Australia who married a Spanish man.

 Winnie Rukwira:

  • First of all, why did you decide to come to Spain?
  • Because I finished University, I was bored and I wanted to change my job.
  • Before you came here, did you know someone from Murcia?
  • No, nobody.
  • Why did you decide to come to this city?
  • Because it is a small city, it has lots of beaches and it’s multicultural.
  • What interests you about Murcia?
  • The weather, the food, the beaches…
  • What’s the best thing of being an immigrant?
  • Learning a new language, new recipes, you meet people and people meet you…
  • Would you like to return to your country?
  • Yes!! Because we’re the best of the world!

Wendy Meeson:

 First of all, why did you decide to come to Spain?

  • Because I was studying Spanish at University and I wanted to improve it.
  • Before you came here, did you know someone from Murcia?
  • No, I didn’t.
  • Why did you decide to come to this city?
  • Because there was an exchange between my University and Escuela de Empresariales in Murcia.
  • What interests you about Murcia?
  • The climate, the food, the people…
  • What’s the worst thing of being and immigrant? And the best?
  • The worst is being far away from family and friends and the best things are learning a new language, meeting new people, enjoying a different climate…
  • Would you like to return to your country?
  • Not to live now, just to visit.
  • Has your economic situation improved?
  • When I came here it did improve, but now I would get paid a lot more in England for doing the same job.

Anne Katnich Kar:

  • First of all, why did you decide to come to Spain?
  • Because I married a Spanish man.
  • Before you came here, did you know someone from Murcia?
  • My in-laws.
  • Why did you decide to come to this city?
  • Because my husband was born here.
  • What interests you about Murcia?
  • It’s nice, small and quiet.
  • What’s the worst thing of being an immigrant? And the best?
  • The worst is the language and the best is knowing other lifestyle.
  • Would you like to return to your country?
  • No.
  • Has your economic situation improved?
  • Both countries had good economy.

Interview to a migrant:

We asked some questions to a Spanish girl who is living in Newcastle and who works as a teacher there:

Ángeles Guillén:

 First of all, why did you migrate to England?

    • I decided to migrate because I finished University and I didn’t want to work immediately. I wanted to live a new experience, to know a different culture and to improve a different language. I find a job as a Language assistant thanks to the “Ministerio de Educación” (Education department)
    • Before you went there, did you know someone from Newcastle?
    • No, I didn’t know anybody.
    • Why did you decide to migrate to Newcastle?
    • I didn’t choose it, but when my grant was finished, I decided to stay here because I really like this city.
    • What interests you about Newcastle?
    • The climate…nooo, just kidding! What I like the most is that here people give opportunities to everybody and that there is also an interesting mix of people from different cultures, religions…
    • What’s the worst thing of being an immigrant? And the best?
    • The worst is the beginning because you have to carry out a lot of formalities in a different language and you have to work with a system who works in a new way. The best is living a new experience, meeting new people, and also one of the best things is that you can share and teach your own language and culture.
    • Would you like to return to your country?
    • Right now, I wouldn’t like to return, but maybe, a few years later I would return, it all depends on the circumstances.
    • Has your economic situation improved?
    • Yes, my economic situation has improved.  

THE END.

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