Spanish activity and game to present yourself in A1 level class

This ELE beginners activity is a dynamic and interactive game designed to help students introduce themselves in Spanish. It serves as an engaging method for language learners to create their unique identities using a set of carefully crafted cards.

The game is structured around five distinct categories: personality, country of birth, profession, language, and likes. Within each category, there are 16 cards, providing flexibility to adapt to different class sizes. Smaller classes can use all the cards, while larger ones may choose to pair up students to ensure active participation.

To initiate the activity, the cards within each category are mixed and placed in separate piles. Students then draw one card from each category. What makes this ELE game particularly effective is the inclusion of challenges within the categories.

For instance, in the “country of birth” category, students must determine which Spanish province or region is represented on their map card. In the “profession” category, letter jumbling adds an element of word puzzle-solving as students rearrange letters to form the correct profession in Spanish. The “language” category challenges students to identify the country associated with a given flag, promoting geographical awareness. Lastly, the “likes” category offers four options, including some negative preferences, encouraging students to express their personal choices in Spanish.

Once students have gathered all the information from their selected cards, the fun and interactive part begins. They must present their newly created personality in Spanish to the rest of the class. This not only reinforces their language skills but also fosters confidence in speaking and engaging with their peers.

This activity effectively combines language acquisition with problem-solving, critical thinking, and creative expression. It transforms the often mundane task of self-introduction into an exciting and educational game. By engaging with the diverse categories and challenges, students actively participate in the learning process, making it an invaluable tool for ELE beginners to build language proficiency and foster a sense of community in the classroom.

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Spanish game and activity to introduce yourself in A1 classes
Spanish game and activity to introduce yourself in A1 classes
Spanish game and activity to introduce yourself in A1 classes
Spanish game and activity to introduce yourself in A1 classes
Spanish game and activity to introduce yourself in A1 classes
Spanish game and activity to introduce yourself in A1 classes
Spanish game and activity to introduce yourself in A1 classes
Spanish game and activity to introduce yourself in A1 classes
Spanish game and activity to introduce yourself in A1 classes
Spanish game and activity to introduce yourself in A1 classes
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