Student Video Projects – Spring 2013

(This post is being published at the end of the Fall semester because I completely forgot to upload my students’ videos to YouTube in a timely manner. Sorry!)

For the final project in my High-Intermediate English Conversation classes, students had to make videos that demonstrated the use of a number of lexicogrammatical items, pronunciation features, discourse markers, and other communication skills they learned throughout the semester. (You can see the detailed requirements here.) They then choose one of three themes, wrote scripts, and filmed their own short movies. I have been doing movies with students for a few years now, and the amount of hard work that students dedicate to these videos amazes me. I also think these projects are valuable for evaluating language skills (during script writing) as well as reinforcing language skills through repetition (filming and refilming takes) and meaningful usage.

I hope you enjoy the videos!