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Find Someone Who: Mix up Interpersonal Speaking in Spanish & French Class

Inside: Get your students moving and speaking Spanish with Find Someone Who people hunts. These interpersonal speaking activities are no prep and easy to use. Mix up how you Find Someone Who. 


Find Someone Who: Mix up Interpersonal Speaking in Spanish and French Class


I have always enjoyed using Find Someone Who people hunts during my days as a Camp Adventure counselor. They force you to move around, talk to everyone and build a community who knows more about each other. I had never created on for my own class until I posted my 1st day of Spanish 2-4 last year. Then suddenly I feel in love and started creating versions for no prep Weekend Chat, the 1st day back from Winter Break, my high frequency verb units, French class, and more.

For all versions, start by having all students look at the questions to make sure they know what they all mean before starting. Instruct students to stay in Spanish and to try to answer in complete sentences for the duration of the activity. Once they are done asking questions on the front, there is an extension to write when they learned about their class on the back, which really helps to differentiate for fast finishers.

I started creating so many of them, that as with anything, I needed to make sure that I was mixing up HOW I was using them, as to not let them get dull. Here are some ways to mix up using a Find Someone Who.

The Classic Find Someone Who

Find Someone Who: Mix up Interpersonal Speaking

Set everyone lose to ask and answer questions of anyone in the room. Have students to try to get a different person to answer each question, or at least get everyone to answer one before you go back to ask again. This is my far the most chaotic of the options, but it is great if you can give students this freedom and movement, especially when they are just returning from a break and have a lot of energy.

The Structured Full Class Find Someone Who

Find Someone Who: Mix up Interpersonal Speaking

If you want the entire class to be involved and to make sure that everyone is included, a structured version might work best. Set students up in an inside/outside circle (the inner circle that faces outward to a partner in the bigger circle facing inward). Have students ask their partner and then move a step to the right at the ding of a timer. Depending on your space, this could also work in two lines facing each other, where one end student walks to the other end after everyone shifts. This could be moved to the hallway as well for a new environment. These structured options help to make sure everyone is involved. 

The Interview 


Have students sit with a partner to do a personal interview. This works especially well with the high frequency verb unit options (Super 7 present, Sweet 16 presentimperfectpreterite, or Super 7 French). This is a great way to do a one on one special person interview for students who do not want to go in front of the class, or to make sure that everyone is interviewed. It allows students to learn a lot about one of their classmates, and then to write about them using the expansion on the back to practice third person as well.

The Small Group 

Find Someone Who: Mix up Interpersonal Speaking

If your room is set up in table groupings, small group Find Someone Who interviews might be the best option. This allows students to ask a few people questions, but keeps students a little more contained if you can not have them all up at once, especially if you do not have the space for a ton of movement. 

The Literature Circle

Find Someone Who: Mix up Interpersonal Speaking

This version is specifically for my Find Someone Who to Discuss any novel. This would work for students to discuss their free reading books, or while doing a literature circle (with small groups reading the same book). Depending of the level of the students, chose which version of questions (basic or more advanced) to use. Students can then interview one or more students about the book(s) they read. It is a perfect no prep activity for any novel you are using in class. There is also a page in this resource where students (or teachers) can write their own questions specific to their book to ask.

The Novice Class

Find Someone Who: Mix up Interpersonal Speaking

I wanted to be able to have my novice Spanish students to complete a Find Someone who right away in the school year. So I created a Find Someone Who focusing on Tiene, or has. My Spanish 1 students (who had some exploratory middle school Spanish), completed this activity on day two of school this year. I gave them the version with the most support, including the I form on the front and the sentence starters on the back as well. You can get this activity for Free too!


Where can you get Find Someone Who activities to try these versions out? Click below


If you are looking for more ideas, check out 7 awesome speaking activities.


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