Suggestopedic Mobile Language Learning

ID: 54337 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Jane Yau, University of Mannheim, Germany
  2. Mike Joy, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Tuesday, June 25 12:00-12:20 PM Location: De Dam 1 View on map

Presider: Miroslava Cernochova, Charles University, Faculty of Education, Czech Republic

Abstract: The use of suggestopedic teaching methods has been shown to be effective in the domain of language learning. Suggestopaedia is a classroom teaching method that employs certain strategies to enable learners to relax in order to enable more effective learning both consciously and subconsciously. The use of mobile technologies to support language learning has also become very useful and popular. This paper proposes the amalgamation of the two approaches to enable a mobile suggestopedic platform and demonstrates empirical evidence linked to the success of this approach on languge learning. The design of a Suggestopedic mobile language learning app is discussed together with different target groups of learners that can benefit from this type of teaching. Design, development and evaluation of this app forms our future work.

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