Spanish Level 3, Activity 12: Vamos al banco Parte 2 / Let’s go to the Bank Part 2 (Face-To-Face)

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Vamos al banco II / Let's go to the bank II, Intermediate Mid


In this lab, students will practice using terms and vocabulary regarding banking. They will build off of the vocabulary learned in the previous lab, such as banks, banking, money saving and transactions. 

Proficiency Level:

Intermediate Mid


banking, savings account, money, checks, withdrawal, checking account

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.
  • Standard 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of Hispanic cultures.

Relevant Idaho State World Language Standards:

  • 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.
  • COMM 3.1 - Present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media in the target language.
  • CONN 1.1 - Compare and contrast information acquired from other content areas.
  • CONN 2.1 - Access authentic materials prepared in the target language by or for native speakers.

Relevant NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can practice talking about money and using vocabulary for the bank.
  • I can learn simple interactions at the bank, such as how to deposit a check, withdraw money, etc. 
  • I can utilize new vocabulary regarding money such as "cuenta de ahorros."

Materials Needed:

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- Cards (Canva Template, free account required)


1. Begin by opening the Google Slideshow and introducing the Can-Dos for today’s activity. 

2. Watch the video on the slideshow about Paddington Bear going to the bank.

"Vamos a ver un vídeo muy divertido sobre el Oso Paddington cuando va al banco. Presten atención al vocabulario sobre el banco y el proceso." 

Main Activity

1. You all need to go to the bank. In partners, you are going to practice the vocabulary of the bank. One person is going to act the part of the employee of the bank and the other person is going to act the part of the client. Use the words and the examples in the list on the cards.

"Uds. necesitan ir al banco. En grupos de 2, van a practicar el vocabulario del banco. Cada persona va a tener una tarjeta con una situación. Una persona va a actuar el papel del empleado del banco y la otra persona va a actuar el papel del cliente. Usen las palabras y los ejemplos de las preguntas en la lista de las tarjetas."

2. Students will split into pairs. They will take turns being bankers and clients. One student will be a client and the other will be a banker. Be sure they pay attention to the “Al mínimo” section as this is the objective for their situation. 

"Uds. van a trabajar en grupos de 2 y van a tomar turnos con los papeles del banco y del cliente. Para empezar una persona va a ser el banco y la otra va a ser el cliente. Presten atención a la sección que dice “Al mínimo” porque esta parte es el objetivo de tu situación."


Ask the following questions to finish the lab: 

1. En tu opinión, ¿Cuánto dinero debes tener en una cuenta de ahorros?

2. ¿Prefieres pagar con efectivo, cheque o tarjeta de crédito/débito? ¿Por qué?

3. ¿Es mejor usar un banco local como Idaho Central Credit Union o un banco nacional como Wells Fargo?

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 practice talking about money and using vocabulary for the bank.
  • I can learn simple interactions at the bank, such as how to deposit a check, withdraw money, etc. 
  • I can utilize new vocabulary regarding money such as "cuenta de ahorros."

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