Estás Invitado/You're Invited, Spanish Novice- Mid

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The activities provided by the Boise State World Languages Resource Center (WLRC) serve as foundational activities which can be adapted by any language and scaled up or down on the proficiency scale. 

This activity was created by upper-division language students working in the World Languages Resource Center at Boise State University. Our activities seek to help students solidify their interpersonal speaking and interpretive listening skills through task-based situations or communicative activities. We recommend using these activities to help reinforce the content students are learning, allowing the students time to feel comfortable using the unit’s vocabulary and grammar structures through application. Further, these activities should be facilitated in approximately 90% (or more) in the target language, per the recommendation of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

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When you are ready to begin remixing the activity, in order to adapt it for your target language and audience, simply click the “Remix This Resource” button at the top of your screen. The text provided in purple is a suggestion of what you might say to your students and should be changed to the target language. 

Most activities contain a connected chapter, two to three “NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do” statements, a warm-up, main activity, and a wrap-up. In addition to the instructions, some activities may include a “cheat sheet” containing the target vocabulary and grammar structures emphasized in the activity. Though most of the lab materials are provided, a computer, projector, printer, and laminator may also be needed to fully utilize materials. 

Many of the activities include printable cards and other instructional materials. If you would like to adapt these materials for your language, please email WLRCLAR@gmail.comand we will provide you with an editable copy. For YouTube videos and other websites, hyperlinks are provided. 



¡Estás Invitado! Activity

Proficiency Level: Novice- Mid

Keywords: Party, Invitation, Celebration, Outing, Accept, Reject

Relevant NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can accept or reject an invitation 
  • I can invite and make plans with someone 
  • I can exchange information about when to meet and where to go, such as the store, movie theater, a concert, a restaurant etc. 

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:

  • Google Slideshow (Linked)
  • Small Tipped Expo markers (1 per student)
  • Lab Assistant Invitation Cards (1 set for the entire group)

Download: Lab Assistant Invitation Cards

  • Invitation Templates (1 set for the entire group) 

Download: Invitation Templates


1.  Begin by opening the Google Slideshow and introducing the Can-Do Statements.

2.  Tell the students "I am going to invite you to a party and you don't want to go. How are you going to respond?" Use the slideshow format to create a list of appropriate ways to accept/reject an invitation. 

“Voy a invitarte a una fiesta, pero no quieres ir. ¿Cómo vas a responder? Vamos a hacer una lista de maneras diferentes para aceptar o rechazar una invitación. 

3.  Choose a few Lab Assistant Invitation Cards. Use the invitations to invite the students to the events. Afterward, have them accept/reject your invitation. 

Aquí tengo unas invitaciones Voy a invitarles a una fiesta o otra actividad divertida. Después de escuchar a mi invitación, cada persona va a aceptar o rechazar mi invitación." 

Main Activity

1. Spread the Invitation Templates out around the table. Each student needs to choose an activity that they like and plan to propose the activity to their friends. Students will have five minutes to plan a fun activity, by filling out the template that they chose. *During the 5 minutes the lab assistant should walk around and help the students*

“Van a trabajar individualmente por cinco minutos. Hay invitaciones encima de la mesa. Cada persona va a elegir una invitación que le gusta y va a hacer un plan para una actividad divertida. Para hacer esto, necesitan llenar toda la información en la invitación." 
2.  After 5 minutes, the students are going to walk around the room and take turns inviting other people to their events. Each person will need to accept or reject the invitation, and give a reason for their decision. The students should ask clarifying questions such as: who, what, where, when, how much, what should I bring? (These questions are written in Spanish on a slide of the slideshow, leave this slide up during the inviting part of the activity).  

 “Después de los cinco minutos, los estudiantes van a caminar alrededor del cuarto y ellos van a tomar turnos invitando a otra persona. Todas necesitan aceptar o rechazar la invitación. También, deben explicar por qué sí o por qué no quieren ir. Deben pedir preguntas como 
¿Dónde, cuánto cuesta, cuándo, qué debo traer, qué tipo de evento es?. Voy a poner estas frases útiles en la pizarra durante la actividad para ayudar."


Preguntas para Terminar

1. ¿Qué van a hacer este fin de semana?
2. ¿Cuál es tu pasatiempo favorito?
3.  ¿Te gusta ir a los eventos culturales como un concierto u obra de teatro?
4. ¿Te gusta ir al partidos de deportes? 

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:

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