Es Un Placer Conocerte/It's a Pleasure to Meet You- Spanish, Novice Low

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"Es Un Placer Conocerte"

Proficiency Level:

Students will have a "Meet and Greet Party." They will pretend to be someone else, like "Shakira" and introduce and greet another person. This will help them practice introducing themselves, greeting someone, and answering how they feel. They will also learn greetings for different times of the day.


Greetings, introductions, hello, goodbye, times of day.

Relevant NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can say hello and goodbye to someone my age or younger, my professor, an adult, or someone I don't know
  • I can introduce myself and others
  • I can respond to an introduction
  • I can greet and take leave from someone using polite rehearsed behaviors (Intercultural)

Relevant ACTFL World-Readiness Standards


Standard 1.1

Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

Materials Needed:

Person Cards

Download: Person Cards

Emoji Cards

Google Slideshow 


  1. First ask the students:
    “Buenas (tardes/noches) ¿Cómo están? Yo soy _____. Hoy vamos a practicar las introducciones.”
  2. Open up the Google Slideshow and follow the presenter notes.
    1. Develop and write out the chart with the students, prompting them with the slides.
    2. Keep the completed chart up on the board for students to use as a reference for the next activity.

Main Activity

  1. Choose a location photo from the deck and hang up on the board. We will pretend this is the place we are at.
    "Voy a escoger un lugar."
  2. Pick a time of day (This will determine if we use “Buenas tardes/noches”).
    "Voy a escoger un momento del día y esto va a determinar si usamos 'Buenos días o Buenas tardes/noches.'"
  3. Have each student pick a famous person. This is the person the students will introduce themselves as and pretend to be.
  4. Mix up emoji cards face down and have everyone grab one. That is their emotion for the scenario they will play out.
  5. Do steps 1-4 yourself to show the students what they will be doing. Put on some music in Spanish (Using YouTube!)
  6. Have students converse (greetings, introductions, basic questions) as if they were in the scenario, walking around the room ¡Como una fiesta!. The students should make sure to be aware of whether the person they are talking to requires an informal or formal response. They should also respond using the emotion they drew.
  7. Once everyone has “had a conversation,” trade the cards.


Wrap-up questions

  1. ¿Cuál es tu frase favorita para decir hola?
  2. ¿Cuál es tu frase favorita para decir adios?

End of lab:

• Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence. 
(Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.) 
• Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
• Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!

Relevant NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can say hello and goodbye to someone my age or younger, my professor, an adult, or someone I don't know
  • I can introduce myself and others
  • I can respond to an introduction
  • I can greet and take leave from someone using polite rehearsed behaviors (Intercultural)


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