ERIC Number: ED184356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching in Foreign Languages.
Herr, Kay U.
The suggestive-accelerative approach to foreign language instruction is described. This method, first used in Bulgaria by Georgi Lozanov, emphasizes bringing the imagination to bear on the learning task, in a relaxed classroom environment. After establishing a calm atmosphere through direct and indirect suggestion, the teacher proceeds to implement a three-part instructional design: (1) review of learned material, (2) introduction and explanation of new material, and (3) committing of new material to memory through recital in concert. The use of music, drama, and rhythm brings the right brain into the learning process and increases retention. The use of fantasy and role-playing is instrumental to the success of this method. An experimental suggestive-accelerative class at Colorado State University is described. Students in the class would ordinarily have been poor prospects for success in second language learning; with the suggestive method, they achieved remarkable results. (JB)
Descriptors: Imagination, Instructional Innovation, Memorization, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sensory Integration, Teaching Methods
Not available separately; See FL 011 156.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Minneapolis, MN, April 19-21, 1979).