Suggestopedia: an effective way to teach and learn a foreign language
The most prominent feature distinguishing humans from animals is their ability to communicate in many ways. People recognize and introduce themselves through language. The individual thinks, speaks, and writes in the language of the society in which s/he lives. When an individual enters a different community, the need to learn a foreign language arises because s/he would have to speak the language of that society to communicate. Language learners and teachers should benefit more from the suggestopedia method. This study is a review article that presents brief theoretical, qualitative information on the suggestopedia method in language learning. This method helps learners improve their feelings, distract them from language learning fears, and reduce learning barriers to getting rid of the fear of making mistakes. Learners of a foreign language will discover their learning potential and keep their information in mind for the longest time by this method.
The object of research: Although there are many ways or methods of learning and teaching a foreign language, suggestopedia technique is still a popular way for teachers and learners in teaching and learning a foreign language. Therefore, it is high time to introduce suggestopedia method to the interested readers. The object of this study is to revise the related literature of Suggestopedia and compile significant features in one study.
Investigated problem: Motivation is a paramount factor for any kind of activity. Learners usually get exhausted in learning a new challenging thing and they might get demotivated due to the environment they are in. One of the most effective barriers in front of learning a foreign language is not having self-esteem which decreases motivation and ends up with failure. However, some people may have the misconception that their academic skills are not sufficient to proceed. Their main problem may be solved through what this methos suggests.
The main scientific results: There may be various reasons why one cannot learn a language effectively. Suggestopedia offers a solution to one dimension of the problem by highlighting important points of psychological aspect. This may help many learners to more efficiently learn a foreign language
The area of practical use of the research results: The results this review extracted can be used by those who feel psychological barriers in front of learning a foreign language
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