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DeSuggestopedia.


         Why the 1970d deSuggestopedia is not proven teaching, learning method.

The relates Lazanov's practice to proven research;

1. Lazanov claims that adults can  be reduced to a child-like state. Research now illustrates the children early oral language is biologically primary.  They evolutionary prepared to learn oral language. This means that adults cannot learn languages like young children. Literacy is a biologically secondary school. It is learned more formally 


2. Words are stored in semantic memory. They cannot be learnt subconsciously.  Young children do not learn languages subconsciously, they very actively involved in a language learning, but then not aware of what they are doing.


3. Young children are more conducive to learning a new language especially the language phonological and grammar. They go through a golden age of learning. Research is now saying the roots of that learning arise from birth when the brain is most plastic.

4. Learners are not inanimate objects where words or chunks of language can be poured into the brain like petrol in a tank. What is referred to the feed the duck method of learning. Attempting to memorise phrases or stories is not an effective way of learning a new language.

5. Facts like words and phrases are learnt through distributed practice. It a process like painting, where the paints needs to dry before what is being learnt is revisited.

6.  Lazanov claims that learners should cram information. 50% of facts, which words are, is lost within a hour of learning them. If it was claim that learners a thousand words in a lesson, then they would lose 500 after an hour. Research suggests it takes about three years of daily practice ring 500 words into fluent usage in minority languages are not all-around learners.

8. Lazanov's concert method relates to listening to music. What is referred to as the Mozart effect. There's nothing in the cognitive neuroscience literature that suggests that learners can benefit the way he claims.  If such a simple method had a huge effect on learners learning then surely everyone would use it.

9.  Classroom displays has value. The impact on learning that they only do so if learners spend a lot of time rooms they living. 

10.  deSuggestopedia is not a proven method, there is no reference to be by practice the way Lazanov refers to it in the literature and appears to be providing means for incompetent tutors to give entertaining lessons.

Wikipedia de-Suggestopedia method stating that it:-


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Is a teaching method developed by the Bulgarian psychotherapist Georgi LozanovIt is used mostly to learn foreign languages. 

      The theory applied positive suggestion in teaching when it was developed in the 1970s. However, as the method improved, it has focused more on "desuggestive learning" and now is often called "desuggestopedia".

       
       Suggestopedia is a portmanteau of the words "suggestion" and "pedagogy".

       
         A common misconception is to link "suggestion" to "hypnosis". However, Lozanov intended it in the sense of offering or proposing, emphasising student choice.

          Physical surroundings and atmosphere in classroom are the vital factors to make sure that "the students feel comfortable and confident", and various techniques, including art and music, are used by the trained teachers.

    Suggestopedia has been called a "pseudo-science".
     

       It depends, in a sense, on the trust that students develop towards the method. Lozanov never admitted that Suggestopedia can be compared to a placebo. He argues, however, that placebos are indeed effective.

      Another point of criticism is brought forward by Baur, who claims that the students only receive input by listening, reading and musical-emotional backing, while other important factors of language acquisition are being neglected.

The method is based on the assumption of learners read, bark at print, and listen to language they will pick it up subconsciously.



       Furthermore, several other features of the method – like the 'nonconscious' acquisition of language, or bringing the learner into a childlike state – are questioned by critics.


      It also refers to the method “Covering a huge bulk of learning material”

     

See  Lazanov 2013 Ytube Interview

       Lazanov refers to himself being a physician and educator. He explains that the method applies listening to music and listening to teacher. He refers to creating a psychological state. He claims the brain become able to accept more information.


       Lazanov argues that conversational knowledge of German can be acquired in one month 24 days through applying four 45 minute periods and that 2,000 words together with the whole grammar can be learnt in that time.   


       He claims that all subjects can be taught in this way. 

   
      In this 2013 Lazanov interview is described as being a physician. A physician is a doctor. He can only described as a crank. He is saying a lot about nothing.

      Lazanov died in 2012 at the age of 86 years of age. The interview is clearly dated. It is not real surprising that lady on the podcast was sacked for practising it with children.

Review

      Coleman and Klapper (2006) referred to deSuggestopedia in their research university second language teaching. It had 22 language authorities contributing to. They only refer to learners learning languages in arm chairs.  The reference to the method illustrated is known about and it has been discredited.

         The problem with learning a new language is that so many different elements must be coordinated together to construct language. It could be considered been like trying to use a mobile phone while driving, cognitive overload can happen.  This is why many learners are apprehensive about speaking a language.

      deSuggestopedia is a very simple way of entertaining learners and making learning fun. The easiest way to resolve anxiety  is to present learning and manageable structured form. 

      Proven methods those methods applied on large populations of learners. It is derived from research that is also accepted by large populations of learners and especially authorities in their field. Coleman and Klapper recognise the importance of teaching grammar and the four language skills. 

          
Then they support the standard proven practices of second language teaching letters teaching grammar and promoting the four language skills. There is no reference to Lazanov claim that adult to reduce the childlike state or music enhancing the learning concerts. 

       There is no reference to Lazanov in the contemporary research literature. If his miracle methods work, then surely someone in the world would have found it.

       There is no evidence he has ever taught anyone a new language, because if he had, he would have known the claims he made about learning rates are delusional. Lazamov deSuggestopedia is a 1970s.
     


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