A demo suggestopedic German lesson (all cycles)
to watch a video of a demo suggestopedic lesson of German to beginners. There are four distinct stages
in a full suggestopedic cycle
1. the Introduction
of the new material ( watch video from 0:00'' to 50:30'')
during which the teacher uses drama
and a variety of visual prompts
to engage the beginner learners in a convesation
in the new language using for the first time the items to be explained later.
2. the Concert
or "Recital and Session" (watch video from 50:30'' to 1:17:40'')
during which the teacher recites a dramatic dialogue
from the suggestopedic textbook with the learners following in their copies with classical music
in the background for concentrative psychorelaxation which fosters the analysis
of the material they have just been exposed to at the first stage.
Afterwards, the teacher encourages the learners to daydream and changes the music to preclassical (baroque)
to read the same text again at a normal speaking tempo to allow the learners assimilate and synthesize
the material, storing it, thus, in their long-term memory.
3. the Elaboration
of the new material (watch video from 1:17:45'' to 2:06:35'')
during which the learners become more active and involved in the communicative reading
of the same dialogue asking each other and answering for themselves. The conversational reading is interrupted to play didactic games
and sing didactic songs
so as to practise
the basic structures learnt so far in a multi-sensory
4. the Assessment
of what has been acquired (watch from 2:06:36'' to 2:24:20'')
during which the learners role-play
a job interview and introduce themselves and their mates answering a set of questions about their family, interests, studies, personality etc and using the vocabulary and structures learnt
at the previous stages in a natural way.