ERIC Number: ED218986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The First Suggestopedia German Course in Australia.
An account of personal experiences and experiments with a suggestopedic German course taught at the University of Adelaide in Australia is presented. Summaries of the students' background and of their continuous achievements in the German class are provided. The class was conducted primarily according to the "Manual of Classroom Procedures Based on the Lozanov Method" (Schuster et al. 1976). The students learned on an average about 60 words per night, excluding numbers. No prescribed textbook was used, since the teacher wrote the dialogues and other materials. The topics of the first 12 evenings included greetings, commands, polite expressions and good wishes; introductions; conversations at the bar, in the restaurant, at a date and dance; shopping; at the post office; a weekend; and family. Formal grammar and three songs were taught, and a considerable amount of time was spent on role playing. A 12-week continuation of the course covered new topics including curriculum vitae, search for a flat (apartment), and a trip. Information is provided on students' performance and additional learning activities, along with students' responses to a questionnaire regarding physical relaxation exercises, mind calming methods, music that was helpful in the learning process, and students' educational background and aspirations. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (South Australia); Suggestopedia
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference of the Society for Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching (7th, Fort Collins, CO, April 29-May 2, 1982).