Subject: World Languages

Lesson Length: 45 mins - 1 hour

Topic: Expression, Communication, Persuasion, Presentation

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

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will present information, concepts, and ideas to persuade someone about a topic using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.

Know Before You Start: Students should be familiar with techniques commonly used by advertisers.


  • Ask students:
    • “What information do ads typically include?”
    • “Why is it important to be able to recommend a product in another language?”
    • “What are some ways we can convince other people to buy a product or service?”


  • As a class, have students discuss vocabulary for persuasion.
  • Have students discuss different ways to positively describe something.
  • Have students create a list of reasons to use as a script for an ad.
  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a comic in the target language using their script to convince others to buy something.


  • Have students share their comics with the class or in small groups.
  • Have students explain why they chose the product featured in their comic.
  • Discuss why it’s important to be able to make recommendations in a different language.
  • Emphasize that this activity helps students share preferences and practice persuasion in the target language.


  • 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.
  • Include a list of products from which to choose.
  • Students may find it helpful to draft their script in English first, then the target language, if they find it difficult to create original sentences in the target language.
  • Allow students to use digital dictionaries/translators as appropriate for your class policy.