Tracy Rains
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Middle School, High School
  • Etapa Preliminar
  • Intro to Spanish
  • Names
  • comotellamas
  • mellamo
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    ¿Cómo te llamas?

    ¿Cómo te llamas?


    As you learn a new language and meet new people you will have to be able to ask them what their name is.  Learning a new language will allow you to make many new friends across the world.

    ACTFL Standards

    • Communication: Interpersonal Communication, Presentational Communication

    • Cultures: Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives

    Learning Target

    I can say my name and ask someone’s name in Spanish.

    Habits of Mind

    • Persisting

    • Striving for Accuracy

    Critical Thinking Skill

    • Comparing

    • Metacognition

    • Self-Regulation



    Introductory warm-up activity.

    What is your name? The crucial question that starts a new friendship or relationship with another person.  In this seminar you will learn how to ask and answer this question so you can make new global friends!


    Read and watch the resources to learn about this concept, then do the practice activity.




    Read the lesson, “Lesson 1 — ¿Cómo te llamas?” here.  

    Make sure to take notes are you learn new things!

    Practice introductions in Spanish with this fun video. Students will learn how to ask and state their name when meeting someone their own age (informal). Clear vocals and on screen text ensure students quickly acquire the phrases.

    Watch: What is your name? - ¿Cómo te llamas? - Calico Spanish Songs for Kids

    Use this interactive to practice and learn the vocabulary terms you will need to understand for this Seminar.

    Use the drop-down in the bottom right hand corner to choose your study mode!

    Click here to start.

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    Based on what you learned in the Explore and Engage sections of this Seminar, answer the following prompt.

    What problems did you encounter while you were working on how to ask someone's name? How did you solve them?


    Now it is time to self-check how much you have learned about the this topic.  If you do not know as much as you thought, go back to the “Explore” section of this seminar and reread, rewatch, or redo the activities listed.  

    Remember to make a copy to complete this check!  Click here to access quiz questions.


    This is a task or project where you can show what you know.


    Write a simple, short conversation you would have with the speaker in asking his/her name and then telling him/her your name.  Submit your conversation.  Then research briefly about Buenos Aires, Argentina and write brief sentence in English of one thing you found the most interesting about Buenos Aires and why.


    Complete this wrap-up activity where you reflect on your learning. 

    Write a reflection essay answering the following questions:

    1. In what ways have you improved in your skill saying your name or someone else’s name?

    2. What brought about those improvements?

    3. What was your biggest accomplishment in the seminar?