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 9 Present Project Progress

Present project progress. Select best presentation. 2 members of each team present their project progress with a PowerPoint presentation. The presentations are recorded on video for later viewing. Students comment on every presentation and select the best one. After tallying the teacher hands out a small prize for the best presentation. PowerPoint presentations are handed in to be commented on by the teacher.

Write short film scripts (3/5). Teams correct the mistakes made in the previous lesson's script and type a new draft in MS Word. Teams also start writing new scene(s) of their film by hand.

Record/edit short film (2/5). After practising the pronunciation with the teacher in class, teams start recording the parts of the scripts that were approved by the teacher. Recording is done outside class. In class they can edit the scenes they recorded earlier.

Write progress report. Discuss progress and planning. Teams plan their work, fill in the PR and discuss the report with their teacher in English. Today's presenters also write their reflections on their presentations.

Collect documents in portfolio. Teams collect their PR, corrected drafts and final (approved) scripts in their portfolio.