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.

Project Work in English Teaching

Remember the satisfaction of a job well done, an event well organised, pride in your performance? This is what language teachers try to achieve with project work.

A project is an extensive task wherein all English skills, subject knowledge, higher level thinking skills and creativity
are combined. Students often work in teams towards a particular goal, the results of which are presented once the goal has been reached, and language is learned on the way. Projects are a type of Task Based Learning (TBL).

The main difference between a project for language learning and a real-life project like organising the Christmas party or a teacher workshop is, that in a language learning project the process to achieve the goal is as important as achieving the goal (the product) itself.