This is a presentational project created for my Spanish 1 class while student teaching, however the assignment is vague enough that it could be adapted easily for all languages.
The preview shows a sample of what the instruction sheet looks like. The sheet also has room for student planning, and there is a second page which has a rubric that covers presentation and preparation, pronunciation and fluency, requirements of paragraph, and grammar forms.
I was fortunate enough to be student teaching, so I was able to break the class into two chunks. It would be possible to do the activity as a whole class. The other option would be do break students into smaller groups, and give them other tasks while you go from group to group and ask them to present. You could also ask your students to make a video or audio recording of their presentation.
I gave students approximately 1 hour of class time to work on their projects, and have their paragraph edited in class. As a warm up, they did also have to present their monster to a friend before the day of the actual presentation.
Key words: personality, physical, description, mode of communication, presentational