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At the doctor’s office

Posted by on Thursday, April 14, 2022 in Projects.

In this activity, students create a character who is sick and post a video in Flipgrid speaking about their symptoms. Finally, students respond to their peers’ posts as if they were doctors using the subjective to give an advice.

Lesson Overview:

  • Spanish
  • Novice (Low)
  • An entire class period
  • Creative Tool: Flipgrid
  • No costs involved

Lesson Plan:

Lesson Plan

Worksheet with instructions

Project Description:

First, the instructor presents key vocabulary terms about body and health-related phrases as well as the use of the present subjunctive to give advice, persuade, permission, and make a request. After introducing the necessary vocabulary and grammar structures, the instructor asks students to write and then record a video from the perspective of a patient. In response to their peer’s post, they have to produce a video as a doctor, practicing the use of the present subjective to offer advice. Students will use Flipgrid to record and post their videos. Once students complete their project, the instructor provides feedback in the form of comments or recordings on Flipgrid.

Students will work on the following ACTFL communication modes:

Interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational

Students will work on the following language skills:

Reading, writing, listening, and speaking


Sahai Couso Díaz

Vanderbilt University

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