ERIC Number: ED288408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Center for Accelerated Learning: A Training Program for Elementary and Secondary Foreign Language Teachers.
Cullen, Audrey; And Others
A discussion of accelerated learning in language instruction gives a sample lesson, discusses the methodology used, and summarizes the results of a language teacher training program using the method. The approach is based on recognition and development of brain hemisphere functions to make learning faster and more effective. The sample lesson is a demonstration of basic lesson segments, including relaxation, a movement exercise with teacher commands, an exercise in choosing names, an imaginary party, and readings accompanied by music. The discussion of the method outlines its theory and its sources in left and right brain theory and related learning techniques. The language teacher training program described used the teaching to teach both an unfamiliar "shock" language and a more familiar language to the trainees and then provided instruction in the classroom use of the method. The cognitive gains produced by the method were significant, with the largest gains made in learning the "shock" language. Trainee responses to the method were also favorable. Five tables are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (15th, Memphis, TN, November 19-21, 1986).