Age (using Tener and Ser) – La edad (con ser y tener) – Lesson 21


This 2-part video lesson and the included PDF and activities will teach your students to communicate in Spanish about age, using SER to speak about age brackets and TENER to speak about how old someone is. This offers new vocabulary for age categories, as well as practice cross-linguistic comparisons of the ways we speak about age in English vs in Spanish.

The introduction video (FREE for you to preview, as you can see in my store) is in English and it gets the student prepared to learn from a lesson conducted with the use of more Spanish, supporting a comprehensible input approach to learning. In the instructional video the concepts and applicable vocabulary are presented mostly in Spanish. To access only the videos, click here. The Student PDF offers written explanation, tips and suggested practice exercises as well as “mastery track” activities. Finally, for your convenience, there is a Google Form quiz students can take in order to check their knowledge.

This is Lesson 21 (out of 22 ) from El Puente Bilingüe’s Beginner Spanish Course.

Lessons in the 22-lesson course teach:

  • Greetings and Farewells
  • The Alphabet
  • Vowels and Letter Combinations
  • Gender of Nouns and Articles
  • Home Vocabulary
  • School Vocabulary
  • Plurals of Nouns and Articles
  • Numbers from Zero to Thirty
  • Accent Rules
  • Pronouns
  • Family Vocabulary
  • Intro to Ser
  • Introductions with Llamarse
  • Question Words
  • Introduction to Estar
  • Using Question Words with Ser and Estar
  • Introduction to Tener
  • Colors, plus Adjective and Noun Agreement
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Describing Physical Characteristics
  • Age with Ser and Tener
  • Describing Personality