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ERIC Number: ED228839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 9
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Vocabulary Acquisition--First Year German Language Students.
Gassner-Roberts, Sigrid
An experiment was conducted using the suggestopedia method to learn German vocabulary words. Four students who had failed, or nearly failed, tests during the regular university term, took part in two tutoring sessions in which the following procedure was used. First, a pretest of 72 lexical items was given. The students cooperated with the teacher in finding items they did not know. This was followed by mental and physical relaxation exercises and a concentration exercise, and the active presentation of a 40-item lesson. The presentation concentrated on the lexical items the students had not known in the pretest. These were presented in various ways to the accompaniment of classical music. The active presentation was followed by more relaxation and concentration exercises. After a 10-minute break, all the items of the lesson were tested; all students showed an increase of vocabulary. A second session, using the same procedure as the first session, took place two days later. A week later a comprehensive end of term test was given. Three of the four students passed; the fourth student passed a test later in the term after some sessions on developing positive mental attitudes. All the students were in favor of the suggestopedic method, feeling happy and successful at learning vocabulary. The vocabulary items tested are attached. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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