Based on a presentation at the 1976 ACTFL Annual Meeting on 26 November in New Orleans, La.
Can Suggestopaedia Revolutionize Language Teaching?*
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1979 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 12, Issue 1, pages 39–49, February 1979
How to Cite
Racle, G. L. (1979), Can Suggestopaedia Revolutionize Language Teaching?. Foreign Language Annals, 12: 39–49. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1979.tb00948.x
Gabriel L. Racle (Ph.D., University of Paris) is Director of Suggestopaedia-Canada, Public Service Commission of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT Suggestopaedia is the application of the principles of suggestology (the science of suggestion) to teaching. It was through practicing psychotherapy for fifteen to twenty years that Georgi Lozanov became interested in teaching. He came to the conclusion that suggestive factors help achieve good results in psychotherapy and that similar suggestive factors also influence pedagogy. One of the best examples of the pedagogical application of suggestopaedia is found in the field of language teaching. The article briefly describes the main principles of the system as well as their practical application.