“Learning is a matter of attitude, not
is a teaching method which is based on a
modern understanding of how the human brain works and how
we learn most effectively. The term 'Suggestopedia', derived
from suggestion and pedagogy, is often used loosely to refer to
similar accelerated learning approaches.Suggestopedia was
originally applied mainly in foreign language teaching, and it is
often claimed that it can teach languages approximately three
times as quickly as conventional methods.
Key Elements of Suggestopedia
Some of the key elements of Suggestopedia include a rich sensory learning
a positive expectation of success and the use of a varied range of
methods: dramatised texts, music, active participation in songs and
Suggestopedia adopts a carefully structured approach, using four main stages as
A preparatory stage in which students are helped to relax and move into a
positive frame of mind, with the feeling that the learning is going to be easy and
First Concert - "Active Concert"
This involves the active presentation of the material to be learnt. For
example, in a foreign language course there might be the dramatic
reading of a piece of text, accompanied by classical music.
Second Concert - "Passive Review"
The students are now invited to relax and listen to some Baroque music, with
the text being read very quietly in the background. The music is specially
selected to bring the students into the optimum mental state for the
effortless acquisition of the material.
The use of a range of games, puzzles, etc. to review and consolidate the
The most conspicuous characteristics of Suggestopedia are the
decoration, furniture, and arrangement of the classroom, the use of music, and the
authoritative behavior of the teacher
“Memorization in learning by the
suggestopedic method seems to be
accelerated 25 times over that in learning by
(Lozanov 1978: 27).
Inside the class
˙Choose target language name
˙Colorful posters on the wall
˙Liberate instead of teach
Increase oral proficiency
lower classroom anxiety
Unavailable of music
and comfortable chair