Purpose: You will practice your speaking skills and your ability to introduce yourself to others in Spanish through a video presentation. You will practice your listening skills by watching a Spanish instructor introduce herself and then by watching and responding to the introductions of two peers.
Task: This activity has three parts.
- An observation of the activity modeled by a Spanish instructor
- A video recording introducing yourself to your peers
- A final video response to two peers’ video posts
Paso 1. Watch a Spanish instructor introduce herself and spell her name. She will then ask you five questions: ¿Cómo te llamas? ¿Cómo se escribe tu nombre? ¿De dónde eres? ¿Cuántos años tienes? ¿Cuántas clases tienes?
Paso 2. Use a computer or a smartphone to record a short video in which you introduce yourself in Spanish. You will introduce yourself by answering in Spanish the five questions the Spanish instructor asked you in the video prompt.
Paso 3. Watch the video introductions of two of your peers. Respond with a video comment in Spanish that includes the following: 1. An appropriate greeting for the time of day 2. A brief self-introduction (your name) 3. A “nice to meet you” comment
Criteria: The components of this activity add up to 100%.
Paso 1 & 2. 50% of the grade is earned in this portion of the activity. Watch the video example of a Spanish instructor introducing herself and asking you questions about yourself. Record your own video introducing yourself in Spanish by answering her five questions in a single video file (if you make mistakes, it is okay and expected; start over from the beginning of the sentence and keep recording). Each response in the video is worth 10%.
Paso 3. 50% of the grade is earned in this portion of the activity. Choose two peers and watch their introductions. After watching your peers’ introductions, record and upload a video in Spanish in which you 1. Greet your peer 2. Tell your peer your name 3. Tell your peer “nice to meet you” (if you make mistakes, it is okay and expected; start over from the beginning of the sentence and keep recording). Each video response to your peers is worth 25%.
Taylor watches the video of the Spanish instructor introducing herself and spelling her name. He records a single video in which he answers the five questions the Spanish instructor asked. Even though he made a few mistakes, he earned 50% of the points for this activity by successfully finishing and posting his original video on time. Taylor watches the introductions of two peers in his class. He can’t understand one of them at all, so he sends his instructor an email to let them know. He then finds a different peer on the discussion board and watches their introduction. Taylor records a unique video response to each of his two peers in which he uses Spanish to greet them by name and introduce himself; he says “mucho gusto” and “encantado” respectively to close out the conversation. Taylor earns 25% for each polite video response to his peers because he answers on time and includes a greeting, self-introduction, and a “nice to meet you” in Spanish.