Project WorkLearning outcomesProject ideasFAQShort film project: OverviewScopePlanningPreparationFinalising and follow-upEvaluationLessons: 123456789101112131415Deliverables: Main ideaProgress reportOutline ScriptReferencesPowerPointPortfolio
A practical guide to running a successful 30-hour (15-lesson) short film project in English with (pre-)intermediate students: planning, lessons, evaluation, deliverables, samples and experiences, plus ideas for other projects.

Lesson 1 Start Up Project

Introduce project. Teacher introduces project, distributes syllabus.

Select team. (Milestone) Team selected. Students select their teams of 4 members (or 3/5 if the number is odd) and sit down together.

Select team name (1/2). Select topic(1/2). Write short film main idea (1/2). The teams brainstorm and select their team name and short film topic. They have 2 lessons to make their decision.

How to write progress report. Teacher instructs the students on when and how to fill in the progress report (PR). Once they have decided on their topic, teams write down the main idea of their short film on the back of the PR.

Write progress report. Discuss progress and planning. Teams plan their work, fill in the PR and discuss the report with their teacher in English.

Collect documents in portfolio. Teams collect their PR in their portfolio.