For the on-line (SPA 117) course, students are required to submit a video recording of a role-playing situation for each of the course modules. In the video recording students use the target language in order to complete meaningful tasks they will counter in the real world as health care professionals. These task based role playing activities will assess verbal and nonverbal communication skills, mostly the students’ grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and speaking capacities learned in each module. I will analyze the effectiveness of contextualized use of the target language for real communicative purposes. I will explore students’ production of the language in more controlled and contextualized settings vs in less controlled and contextualized settings. For example, in Module 1 students are given 1 “situation” for the mini-plot they are required to act out. In Module 3 students are given 2 “situation” for the mini-plot they are required to act out. Was language acquisition jeopardized in a broader and less controlled but more contextualized environment? See attached situations.