This fourth-semester (higher-ed) German assignment asks students to find a podcast that interests them and record an oral review of that podcast. It lets them pursue their own academic or extracurricular interests through German and gives them practice in engaging with authentic listening materials. In my class, I ask students to upload this review to our course management site, but you can also require assignment submission by different means. They also share about their podcasts with each other in class, as a pre-cursor to making the recording. My students really had fun with this assignment and found lots of interesting podcasts!
The assignment sheet and rubric are included here, and are both in German.