World Languages Introductions

Subject: World Languages

Lesson Length: 30 mins - 1 hour

Topic: Greetings in a Target Language

Grade Level: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: This comic will introduce students to basic greetings and how to use the Input Method Editor (keyboard) of the target language.

Know Before You Start: This comic uses a “4th wall breaking” technique to keep the students immersed in the target language while delivering instructions.


  • Ask students to describe some of the things they might say to someone they're meeting for the first time. 


  • Give students the sample comic and have them reply with proper greetings.
  • Have students create a comic in which they show two or more people introducing themselves and responding properly. 


  • Ask students to share with a partner for feedback before submitting.
  • Have students show their finished comics and read them aloud.
  • Create a gallery walk, or have students present to the class.


  • 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 word bank to students.


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

  • A printout of the IME (Input Method Editor, or keyboard) of the target language, if desired.

  • A word bank to print or display, if desired.