Chinese pop music and RAP music video making

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Music is an international language and students love to share and learn about Chinese music. In the later project, they also need to review what they have learned in this semester and write a rap song, discuss the video shooting and finally shoot the music video and wrap up the whole piece.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Group work, general discussion

How did students react?

Did they engage with each other and you?


What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

Youtube, flip cameras
Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?


Why or why not?

It’s an interesting topic for students and also they learn a lot in making strictly grammatically correct sentence when they write up the lyrics. They also need to cooperate with others figuring out the scenes for shooting and totally emerge themselves into the Chinese speaking environment.