Spanish Level 3, Activity 14: Citas rápidas / Speed Dating (Face-To-Face)

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Description: The students will start by having a simple conversation. Then they will move into a speed dating activity. They will be using the questions that they created during the previous activity. To wrap things up they will talk about how they are going to practice their Spanish over break.

Semantic Topics: Questions, answers, speed dating, break, practice, conversation, preguntas, respuestas, descanso, practica, conversación

Grammatical Structures: Subjunctive, el subjuntivo

Practices: Communicating interests, preferences, and opinions

Perspectives: The importance of sharing information about yourself with others and learning information about others

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • “Standard 1.1 – Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.”
  • “Standard 1.2 Students understand and interpret spoken and written Spanish on a variety of topics.”
  • “Standard 1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas in Spanish to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.”

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

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

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can have a conversation with others to determine how we should plan to spend a weekend in a nearby city (less than 2.5 hours away)
  • I can interact to share ideas about where I would prefer to live and why
  • I can have a conversation with others about my preferred living situation and who should do what chores

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Warm-Up

  1. Begin by reading the Can-Dos for the activity and opening the Google Slideshow.
    Hola. Vamos a empezar el lab de hoy con los can-do statements.
  2. Ask the students a few questions to get them started with speaking Spanish before you move on to the main activity:

¡Hola estudiantes! ¿Cómo están? Cómo pasaron el fin de semana? ¿Tienen planes divertidos para el fin de semana? ¿Cómo les va la semana?

Main Activity

  1. Remind students we are doing speed dating. Explain that each slide will have a timer. In partners, they are going to answer the questions but need to remember that both need to respond in the time given. When the timer goes off, one person will move. Then the process will repeat.

¡Hoy vamos a hacer una actividad similar a ‘speed dating’! Cada diapositiva va a tener un cronómetro (timer). En parejas van a contestar las preguntas, recuerden dar tiempo para que LOS DOS pueden responder. Cuando suene el cronómetro, una persona va a mover y ¡El proceso repita!

Wrap-Up

  • Exit ticket, before everyone leaves they need to share one way they will keep up with their Spanish over the break

Antes de salir, todos van a compartir una manera que van a seguir practicando español durante el descanso.

End of Activity

  • 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 activities!

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can have a conversation with others to determine how we should plan to spend a weekend in a nearby city (less than 2.5 hours away)
  • I can interact to share ideas about where I would prefer to live and why
  • I can have a conversation with others about my preferred living situation and who should do what chores

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