Guidance to Establish Scene-Based Learning

The potential for various learning journeys in Immerse is limited only by your creativity. However, there are some general best practices that will help you foster fun, engaging, and creative learning experiences in Immerse.

Depending on the needs of your lesson or curriculum, you may plan to spend your entire lesson in a single location in Immerse. On some occasions, the fun and delight of traveling to multiple locations may be more useful than a single scene interaction.

In this section, we provide some general considerations for planning your lessons to provide the most meaningful learning experience to your learners.

Single Scene Lessons

There are times when it is best to plan your entire learning experience using only a single scene in Immerse.

Here are some examples of various situations where a single scene learning experiences will provide the best possible learning opportunities for students.

Learning Scenario

Single Scene Lesson Appropriacy

Learners are A0 or True Beginners

Students will need time to build vocabulary knowledge to describe people, places, and things. Single scenes allow for more focus.

Learners have limited experience with Immerse.

Students will need time to learn the context specific vocabulary for each scene. Until students demonstrate confidence with context specific language, a single scene will allow for improved focus and confidence.

Language is specific to one location

Working in a single scene will maintain focus on learning.

The learning objective is relatively challenging for students

When introducing complicated new language, developing understanding in one location allows for greater focus.

Class length is relatively short (20 min or less)

For shorter class times, using one room allows for quick introduction to activities and maximum time for communication practice.

Multi-Scene Lessons

As with single scene planning, there are times when traveling to multiple locations allows for the most engaging, and flexible learning experience.

Here are some examples of various situations where a multi-scene learning experiences will provide the best possible learning opportunities for students.

Learning Scenario

Multi-Scene Lesson Appropriacy

Learners are familiar with Immerse, and have visited multiple locations in Immerse and have a strong knowledge of core context specific vocabulary

When students have a basic working knowledge of the people, places, and things in Immerse, using multiple rooms is a great way to further develop language. For examples, students could use adjectives to describe animals in the zoo, things in Backyard BBQ, and objects on the scanner belt at the airport.

Language to be learned is not specific to one scene

When introducing language that can function in multiple contexts (e.g. present progressive, modals, etc.) using multiple scenes offers richer opportunities for language practice for students who have strong core knowledges of people, places, and things in Immerse.

The learning objective is less complicated

When the objective of class is less complicated, for example when reviewing previously learned content, using multiple scenes will provide numerous opportunities for practicing in multiple different contexts

Class length is relatively longer (40 min or longer)

With longer class session, there is more time to present and practice language in an initial location, before continuing to practice that language in multiple contexts. For example, if introducing language for engaging in a purchase, students can practice first in the Shopping Center, and then repeat the exchanges in the Coffee Shop, Restaurant, and Airport, allowing for deep practice with language in multiple contexts.

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