Spanish Present Tense Speaking Activity | Café Charla El Presente

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The Engaged Spanish Classroom
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My students always love when I have them complete these sets! They like the questions and they have fun while completing the cards!
I am very excited to use this activity in my classroom! I have used the conditional café charla, and it works so well!
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  1. This is a bundle of speaking activities that can be completed as an opener or exit ticket, or during any extra time you have in class! These are also a great formative assessment in Spanish class. Café Charla is a great confidence-boosting activity that will help students with hands-on review while
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El presente regular and irregular verb speaking activity that can be completed as an opener or exit ticket, or during any extra time you have in class! This is a great filler activity that will help students with hands-on review of the present tense while using the target language.

Spanish Present Tense Café Charla Speaking Activity


1 Café Charla Ideas and Instruction Sheet

30 Speaking cards, along with front and back cover for storage

I keep my sets on 1" metal rings for easy storage!



Included in this document are 30 Café Charla cards for the designated unit. You can use them however you’d like, however I prefer to do the following:

  1. Cut out 10 sets of cards
  2. Use a single hole punch to puncture the top left corner of each card (I use a durable hole punch that can punch 20 cards at once)
  3. Store each set of cards on a small 1” metal flash card ring
  4. Have students work in pairs or small groups to pass the Café Charla ring around in a clockwise motion, asking a question to the person on their left when it is their turn.

I find that 10 sets is plenty for my classes of  25-30 students. My students work in groups of 2-4 for this activity, and we usually play for 15 minutes.

For a deeper discussion activity, you may direct students to speak about each card at length, requiring each student in the group to provide an answer. You can also be mindful of your pairings, matching the less confident students with those who will bring them into the conversation.

For a larger group activity, you could split your class into two teams and require two people from each side to answer each question aloud, while requiring each student in the class to speak at least three times.

I like to pull these out whenever we have a few spare minutes in class. They are a perfect and productive filler! I hope this activity helps your students to feel supported in using the target language :)


I hope this helps your students to have FUN and feel CONFIDENT in their Spanish speaking skills!

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I hope your students love my review activities and games!

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