This is not a hypothetical situation. A friend (and former student) of mine will be traveling to China this summer to teach Biblical Hebrew to a group of about 50 students (who are mostly pastors). The facts (as I know them):
1. Number of students: 50 adults
2. Time frame: 10 class days (2 weeks), 6-8 hours per day
3. Cover the material for a “typical” first semester course (we can talk about what that “should” include)
4. Language of students: Mandarin (so that means limited instructional material that is published)
They do have access to a Mandarin version of Weingreen. How would you use that?
What would you include, exclude, simplify or condense? What about quizzes, exams? How many, when? What about homework?
What would you want these students to leave the two weeks being able to do?
And …. how much of that could you do with a communicative method?