Spanish Level 1, Activity 02: Saludos / Greetings (Online)

Activity Instructions

Activity Title (in your target language)



In this lab, students will practice different Spanish greetings, as well as matching pictures of celebrities with emotions. 

Proficiency Level: 



Spanish, Greetings, Novice

World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.1 - Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. 
  • Standard 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of Hispanic cultures.
  • 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 
  • COMP 1.1 - Observe formal and informal forms of language.
  • COMM 2.1 - Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics. 

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

I can...

  • Speak about emotions
  • Use simple greetings and farewells

Materials Needed: 

Google Slide Presentation


Lead-in or Warm-up (2-3 minutes):

  1. First ask the students “Buenas (dias/tardes/noches) ¿Cómo están? Yo estoy _____. Hoy vamos a practicar las introducciones. 
  2. Go through the words or phrases on the slides and ask the students to hold up either one finger, two fingers, three fingers, or fingers. 
    1. One finger: Greeting
    2. Two fingers: Goodbye
    3. Three fingers: How are you/How is it going
    4. Four fingers: Nice to meet you
  3. At the end, practice one on one with each student by greeting them and asking them how they are in different ways:
    1. “Hola Abigail, ¿cómo estás?....Encantada...Hasta luego”
    2. “Buenas tardes Matt, ¿qué tal?...Mucho gusto...Adiós”

Main Activity

  1. Give each student a number 1-7 (depending on the number in your lab).
  2. For each scenario, the students will match their number with the corresponding person and emotion.
  3. Show them the time of day.
  4. Have students make a complete sentence using the scenario, emotions, and the time of the day.
  5. Once everyone has “had a conversation”, continue to the next scenarios.

Wrap-up Questions

  1. ¿Cuál saludo/introducción les gusta usar usualmente? 

End of lab:

  • Can-Do statement check-in... “Where are we?”
  • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence with cards

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

I can...

  • Speak about emotions
  • Use simple greetings and farewells