Need to get your students talking? Speed Friending is a great way to do it without all the pressure! This is a take on the idea of speed dating, where you have a limited amount of time to "interview" multiple people. Students are timed and must switch partners at the end of each round.
This Speed Friending activity focuses on 3 novice level basic questions (What is your favorite color? What do you need for Spanish class? What are you wearing today?). These questions cover basic shopping vocabulary usually learned at the basic/novice level including basic clothing, colors, and school supplies.
Provided in this product is a worksheet that keeps students focused. I have found that Speed Friending without a little structure can get hectic! Having a worksheet students must fill in gives them a concrete goal, helps maintain focus, and provides you with accountability/assessment. Also included is a teacher guide that gives you detailed instructions on how to use Speed Friending as well as optional follow up activities.
This is great for beginning Spanish 1 students, but can also be used later in the year as a review or brain break. It could also be used with upper level students as an ice breaker or review!