There's a bunch of YouTubers nowadays who claim to speak fluently in some second language. Some can; some can't but pretend to. I've noticed some YouTubers use a lot of techniques to inflate their apparent language skill, such as:
- Picking and choosing which videos to upload.
- Many edits, resulting in a discontinuous video (I've seen mid-sentence edits!).
- Rehearsing and memorizing a script.
- Talking about the simplest possible topics, like learning a language, food, family, or personal hobbies.
- Unnecessarily using rare words or slang to make it sound more advanced.
- Replying "yes" to every question to make it sound like you understood it.
- Adding in a lot of meaningless "filler" words and phrases, and grunting sounds.
They might artificially inflate their skills to get additional clicks and profit off ad revenue, or to make something they're selling seem more credible.
Question: How can a YouTuber demonstrate that they are actually fluent in a language?
I'm imagining something like an automatically uploaded livestream feature, where they discuss e.g. news which was uploaded in the last 30 minutes, or topics chosen from a list like Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom at random.