Spanish Level 1, Activity 01: Bienvenidos / Welcome (Online)


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Description: This activity is designed to be a fun ice breaker for beginning Spanish students. They will get to know each other and practice using the alphabet.
Semantic Topics: Spanish, Getting to Know You, Survival Phrases, presentaciones, el alfabeto, me llamo, soy de
Grammatical Structures: Spanish alphabet, nouns, verbs, articles, alfabeto español, sustantivos, verbos, artículos
Products: Introduction
Practices: Making introductions
Perspectives: What is the importance of making new connections?

World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

  • COMM 1.1: Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions
  • COMP 1.1 – Observe formal and informal forms of language.
  • COMM 2.1 – Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics..

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements: 

  • I can spell my name in Spanish.
  • I can use phrases to ask for help or clarification

Materials Needed

Warm Up

Go over the presentation in English (English used for today’s warm up only)

  1. Introduce yourself
  2. Explain how labs are going to work online
  3. Go over the survival phrases
  4. Talk about the makeup activities
  5. Go over the online etiquette



  1. Practice introductions. Start by saying your name, how to spell it, where you are from, and what you study/studied.
    Vamos a practicar nuestros nombres. Example:  *Point to self* Hola, me llamo George. Mi nombre se deletrea G-E-O-R-G-E. Soy de San Juan, Costa Rica. Pero ahora, vivo en Boise. Estudio Español y Matemáticas.


Wrap Up

  1. Have the students practice introductions amongst themselves. Have them practice saying their name, how to spell it, where they are from, and what they study/studied.
     Example:  Hola, me llamo George. Mi nombre se deletrea G-E-O-R-G-E. Soy de San Juan, Costa Rica. Pero ahora, vivo en Boise. Estudio Español y Matemáticas.

End of Lab

  • Does anyone have any questions about lab?
  • Remind students that they have to come to the same collaborative session at the same time each week.
  • Remind students that the expectation is to speak in Spanish 100% of the time.
  • 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!

Can-Do Statements:

  • I can spell my name in Spanish.
  • I can use phrases to ask for help or clarification

Cultural NOtes: 

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