In this video, semantic mapping is used in the beginning of class for the purpose of getting learners to think about relevant words for the theme of the class, Valentine’s Day. This introduction is one good way to prepare the learners for the new theme by exposing them to related situations, and to consolidate the key expressions by providing enriched and sufficient input. In this case, semantic mapping for words can provide good scaffolding for the following activity. Refer to the Semantic Mapping PDF below for more information about how to use semantic mapping in class.
PDF: Semantic Mapping