Spanish Language Day or Foreign Language Week Lesson Plan

Speaking Latino
Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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The Spanish Language Changes Lives Lesson Plans was created to use during World Language Week (March) or Spanish Language Day (April 23rd)


  • This activity aims to increase awareness about the benefits of learning a foreign language, Spanish in this case. In addition, students will reflect upon learning styles, and will try to identify their own. Finally, they will think about activities they can do according to their learning style to help him/her in their Spanish language studies.
  • Students can state how Spanish changed the lives of the people they listened to.
  • Students can describe the lives of different people living in different places. 
  • Students can listen to an interview and understand the basic message being given about the person.

Activity summary

First, students will learn about Gwenyth Paltrow’s experience with the Spanish language. Next, students will discover how learning Spanish has changed the lives of five people. They will start by making guesses from five photographs —structures for expressing opinion are provided—, then they will present their guesses to the rest of the group and compare to the ‘real’ stories. Finally, they will learn about three different learning styles and will try to identify their own.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan in Spanish
  • Lesson Plan in English
  • ACTFL Standards
  • Can-Do Statements
  • Presentación de la lección / Lesson Slides
  • Handouts
  • Files for Google Apps and Microsoft

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