Often one of the first Spanish lessons, especially in full-immersion classrooms, is one that teaches commonly used expressions in class by either the teacher, or needed by the student, as well as a vocabulary list of frequently used classroom materials. In order to be successful in future lessons, students must know this particular set of terms very well, as they are constantly used and of use in the classroom.
The following activities are designed to get students thinking about the situations in which these terms would be useful, and to make them start the association process immediately. With enough practice, students will have these useful terms at the ready, and will find the full-immersion classroom more accessible. While lists of classroom materials and expressions have been included, they are easily adaptable to specific classroom needs.