Giving the dialog is one of the steps in this technique. The teacher should give the dialog that the contains can be used by the students immediately. In this method, vocabulary is emphasized. Claims about the success of the methods often focus on the large member of words that can be acquired. In fact, it is believed that students will learn best if their conscious attention is focused, not on the language forms, but on using the language. Speaking communicatively is emphasized. Students also read the target language (for example, dialogs) and write (for example, imaginative compositions)
The Objectives of Suggestopedia Method
The goal of this method is to increase the student’s confidence about their successful. Teacher hopes to accelerate the process by which students learn to use a foreign language for everyday communication. In order to do this, more of the student’s mental powers must be tapped. This is accomplished by desuggesting the psychological barriers learners bring with them to the learning situation.
The Activity Types of Suggestopedia Method
The students select target language names and choose new occupations. During the course they create whole biographies to go along with their new identities. In the first concert the teacher reads the dialog, matching her voice to the rhythm and pitch of the music. In this way, the “whole brain” (both the left and the right hemispheres) of the students becomes activated. The students follow the target language dialog as the teacher reads in out loud. They also check the translation. During the second concern the students simply relax while the teacher the dialog at a normal rate of speed. the second major phase, in which students engage in various activities designed to help them gain facility with the new material. The activities include dramatizations, games, songs, and questions and answer exercises.
The Rule of The Teacher And The Students in Suggestopedia Method
In this method, the teacher is the authority in the classroom. In order to the method to be successful, the students must trust and respect the teacher. The students will retain information better from someone in whom they have confidence since they will be more responsive to the teacher’s “desuggesting” their limitations and suggesting how easy it will be for them to succeed. Once the students trust the teacher, they can undergo infantilization adopting a child like role. If they feel secure, they can be more spontaneous and less inhabited.
The Roles of Instructional Materials of Suggestopedia Method
Initially, the condition of class in this method does not look like a normal classroom. It uses dim light, soft music, cushioned chairs. In peripheral learning, the wall of the class is put posters containing grammatical information about the target language. Positive suggestion, the teacher gives suggestion to help the students break down the barriers to learning a scene or event, the description is detailed so students feel they are really there. Choose a new identity, the students have an opportunity to develop a whole biography about their fictional selves. Role – play, students are asked to pretend temporarily that they are someone else and to perform in target languages if they were that person. First concern, second concern, primary activation, secondary activation are the others technique of this method.
The Role of Native and Target Language in Suggestopedia Method
Native language translation is used to make the meaning of the dialog clear. The teacher also uses the mother tongue in class when necessary. As the cours process, the teacher uses the native language less and less. One of the techniques, the text’s student’s work from is handouts containing lengthy dialogs in the target language. Next to the dialog is a translation in the students’ native language.
Language is the first of two planes in the two plane process of communication. In the second plane are the factors which influence the linguistic message. For example, the way one dresses or the non verbal behavior one uses affects how one’s linguistic message is interpreted.
THE STRENGTH AND THE WEAKNESS
The Strength and The Weakness of Suggestopedia
The strength of this method is the students will not feel bored because it is different with usual class.
It is faster or easy to get the students understand because they have been adult learners.
The students no only get the material but also suggestions from the teacher.
This method suggests to use full mental powers.
The teacher can use native language if the students didn’t understand.
One of the weakness of suggestopedia is it can be the students don’t have concentration because of the music.
Too many techniques that must be tough in two hours.
Although it is for beginners, but it can not be implemented with children.
Homework that is suggested in this method possible to unsuccessful.
The formal evaluation is not explained clearly.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS APPROACHE?
• You will address the learning needs and styles of every student in your class.
• You will guarantee a higher and faster success rate among learners.
• You will increase retention and recall of material and long-term memory.
• You will instil higher confidence and self-esteem in your learners.
• You will promote the creativity as well as the learning and social competence of your students.
• You will create a pleasant, cooperative and fun learning environment in your classroom.
• You will have motivated students coming to your classes — students who have rediscovered the joy of learning. And —
… motivated students make motivated teachers!!
Experience has shown that brain friendly learning is faster, more efficient and more enjoyable. Individual needs and learning styles are addressed. The students’ creativity, social behavior and well-being are enhanced. There is a constant flow of feedback in a pleasant and encouraging learning environment. The students are motivated. And you are too!