USING THE CAMERA TO CREATE A UNIFIED VIEWPOINT FOR LISTENING (INPUT)
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The topic area of spatial relations, including the concepts of
left, right, front, and back, can pose problems of comprehension
even for native speakers. In the classroom it is often difficult
to create a unified point of view for the presentation of
language concerning relative position. This clip shows the
instructor's use of a "mini-environment" presented on
camera that enables all viewers to share the same point of view
so that "left" and "right" mean the same to
everybody with reference to the objects shown.
Talking about objects visible on-screen from the same point of view as the student. Using objects whose names are familiar to the students (chair, bookbag, wallet), the instructor prompts students to state the objects' positions.