ERIC Number: ED254087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Suggestopeadia and Teacher Training.
The advantages that the suggestopedic method of teaching holds for instructional quality are outlined in the context of its use in second language instruction. Important aspects of suggestopedia include: (1) its provision of a dynamic, lively, enthusiastic classroom atmosphere that promotes motivated participation; (2) a holistic approach to the individual's personality that attempts to explore and harness the student's full intellectual potential; (3) the eclectic combination of methods into an initiative-cognitive synthesis; (4) the use of interesting texts that combine language and cultural studies; and (5) the use of an avant-garde, psycholinguistic approach. It is suggested that in order to use the method effectively, the teacher requires additional training and must adopt a new attitude toward mistakes and reduce considerably the time spent on repetitive drills and grammar exercises. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a symposium of the International Association for Accelerative Learning (2nd, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 17-23, 1985).