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    #11

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    How about: I don't like to work under surveillance?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #12

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Or:

    I don't like being watched.
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    #13

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    How about in front of a camera?

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    #14

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    I wouldn't feel comfortable working on-camera.

    The camera(s) would make me nervous.

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    #15

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about in front of a camera?
    That is so common it's almost a stock phrase. When you are being recorded you are in front of the (or a) camera. We also use the phrase on camera as J&K said.

    So Silver, the natural way to refuse is "I don't like being on camera" or "... in front of a camera."
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Nov-2019 at 15:24. Reason: Typo and credit (probus); Fixed typo (emsr2d2)

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    #16

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about in front of a camera?
    I did spend quite a while considering in front of when writing post #4. Eventually, I decided against it because I thought it didn't fit a situation where the cameras are fixed in position, mounted high on the walls, probably in the corners of the room. I've made an assumption that the purpose of the cameras is not merely to allow the school director to observe the teaching methods but also for general security reasons.

    With the phrases in front of a camera and on camera, I imagine that there is an intention to publish the video, in which case the camera would be in a prominent position, probably pointing directly at the subject, which in this case would be the teacher.

    Silverobama—could you clarify what the situation is here? Why are there cameras? What's the set up? I think it makes a difference.

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    #17

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Silverobama—could you clarify what the situation is here? Why are there cameras? What's the set up? I think it makes a difference.
    There are cameras in most of the lanugage schools because the supervisors of those schools need to see what happens during classes. I gave demonstration classes in at least three language schools a year ago and found that there were cameras everywhere in the schools. I think they want to know what was going on.

    Does this help?

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    #18

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    If cameras are common in language schools, wouldn't it be a good idea for you to get over your dislike of them? You could be turning down some great teaching opportunities.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #19

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    There are cameras in most of the lanugage schools because the supervisors of those schools need to see what happens during classes. I gave demonstration classes in at least three language schools a year ago and found that there were cameras everywhere in the schools. I think they want to know what's going on.

    Does this help?
    They want to keep an eye on things.
    Not a professional teacher

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    #20

    Re: I don't like to work in the cameras.

    I understand that CCTV cameras have become the norm and culture, being installed everywhere in China especially in public places where they are found at close intervals.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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