Class theme/topics discussed:

Short video self-design and making

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Students need to work together to build a 5 minutes video clip to cover all the topics they’ve learned for this semester and to make it into a cohesive story/scenario.

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.)

flip cameras
Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?


Why or why not?

It’s a good wrap-up for what students have learned for this semester and they need to discuss all the details in Chinese. So it’s also a close-to-reality Chinese speaking environment during the project making.