Internet connection; Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSOFNBLMALs;Windows Movie Maker; Google images; online dictionaries; Google; Facebook; YouTube; mobile phones/cameras; microphones.
I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and actions.
Students must be acquainted with the vocabulary of the topic and be familiar with the use of windows movie maker. Internet access, online dictionary, PC, projector, mobile phones/cameras.
Lesson # 1
Students can watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSOFNBLMALs or they can watch other promotional videos to look for ideas.
Lesson # 2
¨ City symbols; architectural styles; monuments; modern buildings; city’s entertainments; shopping areas; festivities and festivals; food (eating out) taking into account the handout with information of the most important buildings/monuments/landmarks which should be included in their video.
Setting homework – students will have to film what they want to show in their videos and download it to movie maker and edit them.
Lesson # 3 and # 4
Setting homework – Students will assess their colleagues work by filling in the following check list:
Video check list
Colleagues’ names: _______________________
|Festivities and festivals|
|Food (eating out)|
Evaluation - Teacher will evaluate using direct observation of the task performance according to the success criteria described below. Self and peer evaluation will count 10% of the final evaluation, 5% each.
Students can be asked to create a worksheet with questions about their videos and give them to colleagues of other classes to answer them.
Students have done well:
if they have created a video promoting their hometown using ICT resources and if they achieve the following criteria:
they have used vocabulary and expressions connected to the topic
they have used simple grammatical constructions and expressions that they have learnt by heart;
they have been able to talk for a longer period of time without lacking words or making too many mistakes;
they have been able to link sentences with fitting connectors and used conjunctions quite frequently;
they are active within the small and larger group, and share their ideas and accept other people’s opinion and criticism.
they could pronounce the words used correctly and could correct some major mistakes made by classmates or group members.
In order to avoid delays in lesson development, always download videos beforehand using a YouTube downloader like iLivid, for example.
Set precise deadlines to conclude the task. If students don´t finish after the 4th 90 minutes, ask them to finish it at home.
Be precise in setting the goal of the task and in explaining the evaluation criteria.
The task was created to develop language competences using ICT resources and to develop social competences by encouraging students to show part of their culture and life.
Engage teachers in the inclusive use of ICT in the language lesson.
Encourage teachers to adopt TBLT and CEFR in their practice.
This task can be introduced in the travelling theme which is transversal to most national syllabuses and foreign language programmes.