ERIC Number: ED180234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Journal of Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching, Vol. 1. No. l.
Schuster, Donald H., Ed.
The Journal of Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching, v1 n1 Spr 1976
Four articles report on the effectiveness of suggestive methods in foreign language instruction. Ray Benitez-Bordon reports on "Foreign Languaqe Learning via the Lozanov Method: Pilot Studies." Results of the two studies indicate great promise for the suggestive approach, and point to the needs for further research. In "The Sandy Spring Experiment: Applying Relaxation Techniques to Education," Peter Kline describes the successes of an experimental high school Latin program using suggestopedic techniques. In the study, "The Effects of a Suggestive Learning Climate, Synchronized Breathing and Music on the Learning and Retention of Spanish Words," Benitez-Bordon and Donald H. Schuster report that all three of the methodological innovations in question had a mutually reinforcing positive effect on Spanish vocabulary acquisition. Finally, in "A Preliminary Evaluation of the Suggestive-Accelerative Lozanov Method in Teaching Beginning Spanish," Schuster concludes that the use of the Lozanov (suggestopedic) approach can lead to a given level of student performance in one-third the time of conventional methods. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Suggestive - Accelerative Learning and Teaching, Des Moines, IA.
Note: Article entitled "The Lozanov Language Class" by W. Jane Bancroft has been omitted because it is available as ED 108 475