Conversations on Weekends

Subject: World Languages

Lesson Length: 45 mins - 1 hour

Topic: Culture, Communication, Recreation, Expression, Hobbies

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12, 7, 8, 9

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will use the target language to express interests outside of school.

Know Before You Start: Students should have language fluency to conduct basic or intermediate conversations.


  • Ask students:
    • “What are some conversations you might have on the weekends?”
    • “What are some of your favorite weekend activities?”
    • “How could you talk about your favorite activity with someone who speaks a different language?”


  • As a class, have students share what activities they like to do on the weekends.
  • Have students brainstorm different conversations they might have during their activities.
  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students use their target language to create a comic that portrays a short dialogue between students on the weekend, on a topic of their choice.


  • Have students share their comics with the class or in small groups.
  • Have students explain why they chose the conversation topic featured in their comic.
  • Discuss why it’s important to be able to create dialogue in a different language.
  • Emphasize that practicing conversations that might happen on the weekends can help practice for conversations in a different language that might happen anywhere.
  • Discuss the differences and similarities between conversations that might happen in school or out of school.


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
  • If students are struggling to create an original script, they may start by writing in English and then translating it into the target language.
  • Allow students to use digital dictionaries/translators as appropriate for your class policy.

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