Tracy Rains
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Middle School, High School
  • Introduction to Spanish
  • Spanish Conversation
  • communication
  • cuantosanostienes
  • dedondeeres
  • interpersonal
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    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Interactive, Text/HTML, Video

    Basic Questions and Answers

    Basic Questions and Answers


    In this seminar you will be able to hold a short conversation asking and answering questions about your name, age and where you live. Being able to hold a conversation is very important and essentially the purpose of this course.  As you meet someone you want to learn the basics- what is their name, how are they doing, where are they from, etc.

    ACTFL Standards

    • Communication: Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational

    • Cultures: Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives

    • Communities: School and Global Communities

    Learning Target

    I can state my name, age, and where I live

    Habits of Mind

    Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision

    Critical Thinking Skill

    Construct Meaning





    Introductory warm-up activity.

    Did you ever think that after a few short lessons you would be able to hold a short conversation in another language?  Well, you can! Listen to some of these basic conversations, do you think you will be able to use any of them?

    View vocabulary list here.


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




    Spanish Lesson On ¿De Dónde Eres?

    Click here  to read.

    Spanish Lesson: Beginner Spanish Questions and Answers

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

    Use the menu to choose your study mode!

    Explore More

    Access one, many, or all of these resources to explore this topic more deeply. Read, watch and explore to learn more.


    Discuss your ideas / opinions / understandings.

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

    What makes places unique and different?  How does taking a course in a language allow you to discover new places?


    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.  See your facilitator if you have questions.


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


    Create a story of 2 characters greeting each other, asking basic questions (at least two questions & correct responses), and saying farewell.  Your story must have audio so you may complete it one of the following ways:

    • Create your own video at home with friends and submit the video

    • Create a storyboard via powerpoint or another application with audio

    • Use to create a video with audio

    If you have any other suggestions to complete the project, contact your teacher for approval first.


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

    1. Write a reflection essay answering the following questions:

    • In what ways have you improved in your ability to converse in Spanish this week?

    • What brought about those improvements?  What did you learn this week that helped to building up your speaking ability?


    2. Post an Artifact.

    • Include an artifact(s) that contains specific experiences, readings, assignments, or discussions in this course that supports your point.

    • What did you learn by creating this artifact? Be specific.

    • How did this artifact and other course elements help you reach it? Be specific.