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A Humanistic Approach to Language Learning and Teaching

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Páldi Klaudia

on 9 April 2013

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Transcript of A Humanistic Approach to Language Learning and Teaching

A Humanistic Approach to
Language Learning and Teaching Klaudia Páldiová
Student Research Activity
10 April, 2013 A Humanistic Language Teacher Suggestopedia The Future of Langage Education? Humanism Student-centred approach
Facilitative teaching
Student as a "whole" person
Self-actualization Facilitator Georgi Lozanov
Suggestion, relaxation, and concentration
Decoration of the classroom
Comfortable furniture
Use of music
Authoritative behaviour of the teacher What is the difference? Traditional

Teacher - Authority
Teacher - responsible for the learning
Learning about the language
Grammar rules
Students - Passive role
One-way communication
Competitive learning Humanistic

Teacher - Facilitator
Students - responsible for their own learning
Learning the language
Students - Active role
Two-way communication
Cooperative learning Humanistic Language
Teaching Methods Community Language Learning (CLL) Silent Way Total Physical Response (TPR) Suggestopedia Counsellor Guiding students Monitoring Feedback ask for help only when nobody knows the solution work together and support each other Role of the Students pair-work, group-work working cooperatively Humanistic Classroom
Environment Movement With and without moving the furniture Activities: Rock-scissors-paper, People Search, Train Tracks, Panauricon - classroom setup Seating: U-shaped, Modular, Circular Thank You
Your Attention! E-mail: paldi.klaudia@gmail.com The Silent Way Caleb Gattegno Cuisenaire Rods Sound-Colour Chart Word Chart Total Physical Response
(TPR) James Asher
Instruction, command - in response students perform physical movements
gamelike movements - stress reduced Community Language Learning
(CLL) Charles Curran
Sharing ideas and feelings between the counsellor and the clients
Community --> Group learning
Communication Conclusion The analysis of the Humanistic approach to language learning and teaching
4 language teaching methods were presented
Humanistic roles of the teacher and students
Humanistic classroom Target audience: future teachers
Future plans: to try the methods on several lessons and compare the theory predictions with the practical results Stephen Krashen Theory of Second Language Acquisition the Acquisition - Learning hypothesis
the Monitor hypothesis
the Natural Order hypothesis
the Input hypothesis
the Affective Filter hypothesis "Acquisition requires meaningful interaction in the target language - natural communication - in which speakers are concerned not with the form of their utterances but with the messages they are conveying and understanding." (Stephen Krashen) Rod Ellis "The father of Second Language Acquisition" Task-based language learning
Authentic language
Meaningful tasks
Communicative Language Teaching
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