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Created by beginner students of Mandarin in Higher Education, this role play scenario is performed in a location that is appropriate to the content, helping increase the authenticity of the task.
Video editing suitable for those people who are shy to speak in front of the camera. They can use images, written texts, their voices, puppets or any other resource to create a video clip about anything.
Students use any video recording device to video record each other in a class activity. Later they watch the video at home, transcribe their speech and fill in a self-evaluation form. Strengths and weaknesses from their performances are highlighted and discussed in the following class. Self evaluation, critical thinking and constructive criticism are some of the skills practiced within this activity.
Students practice the L2 by speaking to other students from abroad through Skype, Hangout or other telecollaborative tools. Two students, one from Spain and another one from the USA (English-Spanish L1 &L2), speak half of the time in English, another half in Spanish and sometimes they use code switching when they do not know specific vocabulary, so they help each other. They talk about different things (food, Xmas, what they do at school, in their free time, favourite films and books, etc). At the end of their talk, they provide feedback about this activity.
Video drama is an active support for the application of a foreign language. It is based on long running ideas of staging a language – where body movement and expression can help language learners to get confidence in applying the foreign language but also learn through experimenting with their foreign language.