Subject: World Languages

Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins

Topic: Greetings

Grade Level: 7, 8, 9

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: After learning how to greet people in the target language, students will read a sample conversation comic and make a comic of their own.

Know Before You Start: This simple comic can be used as an introduction to greetings in a world language or given as a review with follow up questions.


  • Read and discuss the sample comic.

    • Do the student and teacher know each other well?

    • What greetings are used in this comic?

  • Model these greetings in the language being taught, e.g., Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, etc.

  • Introduce or review greetings in other settings, e.g., meeting someone during school lunch, starting a new job, meeting a new teammate, etc.

  • Have students work with a partner to practice introducing themselves in the target language.


  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a comic in which they introduce themselves to another character in the target language.
  • Have each character use a greeting and a question. 

  • Students may choose to change the setting of the comic or add more characters. Have them think about how that might change the conversation.

  • Facial expressions and actions should the conversation.


  • Have students show their finished comics and read them aloud.


  • Allow students to use speech-to-text feature.
  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
  • Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
  • Provide a printed copy of the sample comic.


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.