ERIC Number: ED245561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Beyond Lozanov: Practical Applications of the Intensive Method in Foreign Language Teaching.
Garza, Thomas J.
A procedure for implementing a 24-day intensive language course that involves eight thematic lesson plans uses a 3-day cycle of instruction based on the Lozanov method. The classroom is organized to be as free as possible from typical classroom associations, using chairs in a semi-circle without tables or desks. The first 3 days are structured to avoid any stressful or outwardly embarrassing situations for the students, and are entirely oral, without any written text. For each of the eight lessons, the first day's task is getting acquainted. The first presentation of new material is followed by a break, during which the teacher assigns character names and new seating to the students, who never return to their own names. The remainder of the day is spent in holistic processing of the material. Speaking, when required, is done as a group and not individually. The primary goal of the second day is to reinforce and activize the first lesson's material, including detection of stresses picked up by students, articulatory exercises, lexical and grammatical reinforcement, and singing. The third day brings the highest student participation level, moving from the first day's holistic processing and the second day's mixed processing to the final day's highly analytic and cognitive processing. On this day, the theme characters are adapted to other situations outside the text, a departure from the Lozanov method. Use of the Lozanov method in the Soviet Union in the last 5 years has been highly successful. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (18th, Houston, TX, March 6-11, 1984).