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ERIC Number: ED379926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Accelerated Learning Techniques for the Foreign Language Class: A Personal View.
Bancroft, W. Jane
Foreign language instructors cope with problems of learner anxiety in the classroom, fossilization of language use and language skill loss. Relaxation and concentration techniques can alleviate stress and fatigue and improve students' capabilities. Three categories of accelerated learning techniques are: (1) those that serve as a preliminary to learning; (2) those that work in regular language classes, and (3) those that apply to home study. Learning preliminaries include: physical and mental relaxation exercises; breathing exercises; outer and inner concentration exercises; the Sophrology memory training system; and adaptation of the original session in Suggestopedia. Accelerated learning techniques for use in class comprise reading the lesson text in a dramatic manner and using yogic intonations for the new words in the text; the use of inner speech and outer concentration during the activity session; a second reading of the text over baroque slow movements; and the coordination of the oral presentation of the text with slides or videotapes and slow-moving music. Activities for home study include: listening to relaxation tapes; listening to specially prepared vocabulary tapes; and reading over the texts studied in class while listening to tapes of these texts being presented over baroque slow movements. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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