You will work in groups of up to 5 for your student projects.

Once you have a group formed, choose the date for your project and sign up for it on the wiki.
Include your first and last name, and also the student number of each person in your group.
In addition, write down the TV comedy or drama that you want to do your project on.

Your entry could look like this:

March 29: Big Bang Theory, Season 1, Episode 4
Andy Chang (98111111), Betty Wu (99222222), Cathy Chen (98333333), Daniel Lai (97444444)

You need to have the following information up on the wiki two weeks before class (first two groups are excused from this requirement):

  • Background of the show: 300 word limit (Do NOT just cut and paste something from a website)
  • Character introduction: Just introduce the main characters that will be important in the scene you play for the class
  • 10-15 vocabulary words from the show given in context, with definitions according to how they are used in the show.
  • 5-10 key phrases or idioms from the show that you explain
  • 5-10 cultural items or concepts that you explain
  • Annotated Transcript of your program
  • Homework assignment that will be completed before your class

During the class you should:
  • Introduce your program and anything that your classmates should know before they watch the show.
  • Watch the show: Do not show more than 10 minutes of the program in class. You can show one continuous section of the show, or cut together scenes from different parts of the program.
  • Do your listening comprehension activities
  • Do your intensive listening activity
  • Lead a discussion activity during the Discussion Week.

  • You are responsible for providing your own computer for the class if you wish to make a PowerPoint presentation.

After your presentation is over, you should add the following to the wiki:
  • Any material you used in your presentation such as a ppt
  • Your listening activities

Your midterm and final exams will be constructed from the vocabulary and phrase lists that you create, but the words may be used in different contexts than they appeared in originally.