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.
This Speed Friending activity focuses on 2 novice level basic questions (What are you like? How old are you?). Students are timed and must switch partners at the end of each round.
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!