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 4 novice level basic questions (Who is your Spanish teacher? What do you study? What are your classes like? Who are your friends?). These questions focus on school themes, as well as beginning to describe multiple people and things.
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!