Spanish Level 1, Activity 14: ¡Vamos a hablar! / Let’s Talk! (Online)

Activity Instructions

Activity Title (in your target language)

Description:

Students will review different grammar functions they have learned throughout the semester as well as speak Spanish for the entire lab.

Proficiency Level:

Novice Mid

Keywords:

Interviewing, Speaking, Spanish

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can effectively use the vocabulary and grammar functions I have learned throughout the semester
  • I can be interviewed in Spanish and answer questions in detail 
  • I can speak Spanish for an extended period of time 

Materials Needed:

Warm-up

 

  • 1. After introducing the can-do statements, go over the rules that are on a slide for the warm-up. Talk through the rules, emphasizing that today’s lab is going to be about asking and answering questions using the vocabulary/knowledge students have accumulated thus far. The ultimate goal of the lab is for students to just dive into the questions and speak as much Spanish as they can within a time frame.
    • Para el calentamiento, vamos a repasar algunas reglas del lab de hoy. Para el lab de hoy vamos a charlar sobre diferentes preguntas. Vamos a practicar el uso del vocabulario que conocemos. ¡La meta del lab de hoy es de hablar tanto Español como sea posible! ¡De usar todo lo que han aprendido y aplicarlo en una conversación!

Main Activity

  • 1. Explain to students that they will be taking turns asking and answering questions. Provide students with the link to the slideshow so that they can see the questions on their end. The goal is for students to use the entire 3 minutes to have conversations related to the questions on each slide.
    • Para la actividad principal, ustedes van a tomar turnos haciendo las preguntas y respondiendo. Les voy a dar un enlace para el slideshow donde están todas las preguntas. La meta es usar 3 minutos COMPLETOS para tener conversaciones relacionadas a las preguntas que están en cada diapositiva.  

 

  • 2. Students will be split up into pairs and put into breakout rooms. Since this online version is slightly different, we have modified it. Students in the breakout rooms should take turns asking questions and answering. Each slide has 4 questions, so they should take turns on who asks a question. Students are encouraged to ask their partner the same question they answered if they would like. The ultimate goal is not necessarily to go through all the questions quickly but instead to have a conversation, even if that means students only get through 2 or 3 of the questions. 
    • Ahora los voy a dividir en parejas y van a trabajar en un breakout rooms. En el ‘breakout room’ deben tomar turnos preguntando y respondiendo las preguntas. Van a tener 3 minutos para responder las 4 preguntas de cada diapositiva, entonces deben alternarse (tomar turnos) para responder las preguntas. Si creen que alguna de las preguntas que respondieron fue interesante o les gusta, pueden hacerle la misma pregunta a su pareja. 

 

  • 3. Each time 3 minutes is up, the lab instructor should announce it in the chat so everyone can see and students should then move onto the next slide. Once the group has gone through all six slides, they should all return to the main session with any vocabulary questions or other questions they may have. 
    • Cada vez que pasen 3 minutos, voy a mandar un mensaje en el chat para que todos se den cuenta que deben ir a la próxima diapositiva. Después de charlar sobre las preguntas de las 6 diapositivas, vamos a tomar la última parte del laboratorio para hablar de cualquier pregunta que tengan de vocabulario o sobre los temas de las preguntas en general.

Wrap-up

  • ¿Cuáles son los temas más fáciles? 
  • ¿Cuáles son los temas más difíciles? 
  • ¿Tienes alguna pregunta? ¿Hay algo que quieran repasar juntos?

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can effectively use the vocabulary and grammar functions I have learned throughout the semester
  • I can be interviewed in Spanish and answer questions in detail 
  • I can speak Spanish for an extended period of time