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This is what Derek Brockway published in the Barry and District News about Ioan Talfryn deSuggestopedia method (Clear texts follows:-
Derek forecasts Welsh speaking fun12th June 2015
A clearer text proceeds the article.
The text stated:-
"The stars will try to master as much Welsh as possible by using a unique teaching method known as 'desuggestopedia'."
"They will be led by tutors Nia Parry and Ioan Talfryn."
"Ioan said: "Desuggestopedia is an unusual but pioneering method of language teaching. It comes from Bulgaria originally and it completely undermines the unfortunate tendency people have to underestimate their ability to learn anything new."
"In your average language lesson, people learn around a dozen new words and repeat them like parrots. Desuggestopedia immerses the learners in about a thousand words from the first lesson and makes extensive use of stories, games and songs in every lesson. After a while, the vocabulary that has found its way into the subconscious comes out and people are able to express themselves naturally."
"The Welsh Government is sponsoring this year’s series."
This is the pantomime Ioan Talfryn egave his adult celebrities on his S4C program, because Lozanov who created deSuggestopedia claimed that adults should be reduced to a child like state.
John Sweller - English as a Second Langauge - Paper
COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY AND TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE TO ADULT LEARNERSMay 16, 2017
Cognitive scientists all over world research word memorisation when researching human memory.
The word 'unique' was used by Derek Brockway, which means '' Being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else." The method, as practiced by Ioan Taflryn, is unique because adults cannot learn like three-years olds; they cannot memorise words subconsciously; novice learners cannot even consciously learn a 1,000 words in their first lessonsl (Ioan Talfryn admits that then can only memorise twelve); music does not enhance learning and words do not go around the brain like ants and come out three days later. He can only be described as 'de-erudite'.
There is no evidence of anyone on YouTube practising deSuggestopedia in the way Ioan Talfryn practices it.
1960s methods should belong to the 1960s. His S4C rendition of his method may have been extreme, but it illustrates his state of mind, and it is the method he is practising in the Welsh for Adult Service.
deSuggestopedia is a pseudoscience. Ioan Talfryn is not entitled to practice pseudoscience in the Welsh for Adult Service.