Assignment: Foreign Debate
Create a TV-style discussion in a foreign language, highlighting different views about a particular topic.
Pick a topic that's relevant to the country whose language is being spoken. This could be sports, politics, social affairs, or entertainment.
Have a panel of people representing different viewpoints.
Intersperse the presentation with still images and video if appropriate. You could do this as a studio presentation or lecture, and display the images on a screen behind the presenter, or else you can make the images go full-screen.
Add extra content on-screen by using text to complement what you're saying.
For teachers: benefits to students
- The student is required to demonstrate fluency with the words required to describe topical events.
- The student has to find out a little about the country they're learning about. Their choice of topic can then lead on to classroom discussion. Adding multimedia content enables the student to approach the subject in a richer way than just using written text and still images.
- Ages 14+
- Suitable for groups
A debate template with 4 characters standing at lecterns with a studio style backdrop and a video screen. Can be customized to suit a debate of any topic.
Click the link to download a Moviestorm movie template.
File size: 412KB
Download the file and extract the zip folder to this location:
- Vista, Windows 7, Macs: [Username]/Moviestorm/Movies
- Windows XP: C:/Documents and Settings/[Username]/Moviestorm/Movies
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