Suggestopedic Cycle of Instruction
The suggestopedic/ reservopedic
cycle of teaching and learning is performed in four stages. Not in three as was
the practice through the years.
a deciphering as it was practiced through the years);
Concert Session (active and passive);
is a thoroughly new phase, not only a brief moment during the elaborations as it
each stage the seven laws of suggestopedia / reservopedia are respected
simultaneously, indivisibly from one another in every moment of the
Here is a very brief description
of the alterations within the stages:
desuggestive pedagogy, the
introduction is not a lexical and
grammatical analysis of the text any
as it was in the process of deciphering; the teacher does not play as if on a
scene; now he/she is a good wise old fellow whose interesting expose
could change under the impact of the students taking part in the conversation
but the teacher skilfully follows the lexis and grammar planned for the lesson intertwined
in his/her funny presentation.
In order to avoid conscious analysis in the course of the slow “didactic”
narration, the teacher should speak relatively quickly but he/she should
frequently repeat the phrases – naturally, as if incidentally, or simply
habitually. In the introduction to the first lesson, the teacher commences with
the end of the material printed in the textbook and goes through to the
beginning. Thus students could immediately speak while imitating teacher’s
patterns. He/she begins with his/her name and profession, with search for
players, etc. Students would be able to tell immediately their names,
professions, where they come from, what transport means they prefer, which
language they speak, etc. It would be a good idea to present the same
information in the third person singular in respect to the members of the group:
what is the name of any of them, his/her profession, what languages he/she
speaks, where he/she comes from, what transport means he/she prefers, etc. These
topics are elaborated during the qualification courses for teachers.
order to avoid possible feeling of passivity during the active concert session,
invited to stand
up twice and read 1 or 2 pages together with the teacher. Thus they again act as
co-creators. In moments when the music is very soft and pleasant, the teacher
interrupts reading for 2 or 3 minutes and let the group only listen. This is
repeated once or twice.
passive concert session is calmer and should not be hurried over or shortened
except for very rare special cases.
teacher acts more like a consultant during the elaborations.
He/she imperceptibly corrects the students according to the bicycle principle.
In the production phase, every student speaks without interruptions for
correcting, and the aim is
to create conditions for a
spontaneous turnover of monologistic speech in dialogistic – the students
to ask questions to the speaker in the language they are studying.
METHOD IS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN – IT IS CALLED PREVENTIVE SUGGESTOPEDIA.
Children need special books,
games, songs, peripheral perceptions, and an appropriate suggestopedic approach.
The method for children is called
preventive suggestopedia because, if not applied incidentally and for a short
time, it protects the children from many programming and restricting pedagogical
influences of society.