Dr. Georgi Lozanov created a remarkably effective method of teaching based on how the brain actually learns. In “Suggestologiia,” Georgi Lozanov discusses his theories of Suggestology, the scientific study of suggestion, and Suggestopedia, the application of suggestion. Download Citation on ResearchGate | My Experiences with the Lozanov Method | ABSTRACT An instructor of French discusses her introduction to the Lozanov.

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The method for Adults includes long sessions without movement, [1] and materials that are appropriate for adults. Occasionally, the students read the olzanov together with the teacher, and listen only to the music as the teacher pauses in particular moments.

Here are the most important factors for teachers to acquire, described by Lozanov. Even independent thinking is not evident with the former two.

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What beliefs do learners bring with them about what is possible for them to accomplish? The first — still called Suggestopedia, and developed in eastern Europe — used different techniques from Lozanov’s original version.

The effectiveness as well as the benefits of the genuine method have been confirmed by the most prestigious international commissions and scientists. In the mmethod session, the students relax and listen to the teacher reading the text calmly.

Lozanov called his new methodology Suggestopedia.

Georgi Lozanov created a remarkably effective method of teaching based on how the brain actually learns. Relying mainly on the high prestige of the teacher or the physician without a commanding tone, or obedient and passive behaviour on the part of the recipient, we demonstrated in our first big experiment that it was possible to memorize French words and phrases in one day. 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.


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It is used mostly to learn foreign languages. Suggestopedia has been called a “pseudo-science”. Then it has developed into four phases as lots of experiments were done: The conclusion can be drawn that methhod suggestive is a constant and indivisible part of every communicative process. The students finish off what they have learned with dramas, songs, and games.

Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching 2nd ed. That learning is easy and fun? Physical surroundings and atmosphere in classroom are the vital factors to make sure that “the students feel comfortable and confident”, [2] and various techniques, including art and music, are used by the trained teachers.

Inhe established the Suggestology Research Institute in Sofia to put his new system of teaching into practice.


Lozanov and his colleague, Dr. The teacher introduces the grammar and lexis of the content.

Evelyna Gateva, first applied the new methodology to the teaching of foreign languages, with astounding results. As a result, the Accelerated Learning movement in the United States embraced these new learnings and incorporated them into their best practices in teaching, training loaanov development. Lukesch claims that Suggestopedia lacks scientific backing and is criticized by psychologists as being based on pseudoscience.

The teacher teaches the material in “a playful manner” instead of analyzing lexis and grammar of the text in a directive manner. Lozanov The best results of suggestopedia are not due to any technique guided lozxnov, guided fantasies, breathing exercises, etc. It is important to point out that those variants ,ethod Suggestopedia mentioned above are way too far from the original concept, and are based on the early experiments, which were left behind during the new improvements of the method.

The students spontaneously speak and interact in the target language without interruption or correction. Suggestopedia Comes to North America.

Although there are many techniques that the teachers use, factors such as “communication in the spirit of love, respect for man as a human being, the specific humanitarian way of applying their ‘techniques'” etc. This page was last edited on 14 Julyat It is important to tell the parents about the method and their roles — because they could influence children both negatively and positively, depending on how they support the kids.


The organization experienced great success as it began teaching educators how to apply suggestion, relaxation and music to the learning process. Donald Schuster and Dr. Lozanov has continued to develop his methodology and train teachers. Teachers should not act in a directive way, although this method is teacher-controlled and not student-controlled.

Excerpts from the forthcoming metod Suggestopedia-Reservopedia Theory and Practice of the Liberating-Stimulating Communicative Pedagogy on the Level of the Reserves of the Human Mind Suggestology and Suggestion In every communication, in every thought, in every feeling, in every perception and in every lzanov activity, there exists one central, clear complex of experiences and many peripheral, background experiences.

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These peripheral perceptions absolutely guarantee the authenticity of the link or access to the aimed-at hidden reserves to enable exceptionally fast learning or healing, in the case of psychotherapy. In some cases, it may increase the power of the words; in others, it may decrease it; but it always participates in man’s mental and emotional life when communicating.

The result was that students not only had fun learning, but that they also absorbed subject matter at greatly increased rates. For example, they should act as a real partner to the students, participating in the activities such as games and songs “naturally” and “genuinely.

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