Bilingual Mingle is a simple and low-stress (low anxiety for the students and little work for the teacher) activity. It is to be used during the unit on greetings and salutations and can be adapted for any target language. In a musical chairs type of format, with authentic music in the target language, students will perform certain speaking tasks with their classmates. Because of the bilingual objective of the activity, students feel less anxious about performing the tasks in the target language.
This is a perfect beginning-of-semester greetings activity for beginning-level Spanish classes or other foreign language classes.
Other than pulling up a Spotify or Pandora station for authentic cultural music, there is no prep involved for the teacher.
This introductions activity would be great for grades 6-12 for any beginning French, Spanish, German, or ESL class.