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The Callan Method - Linguistic Logic Or Tongue Twisting Twaddle?


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#1 pagetheoracle

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:00 AM

This method, which I assume to be UK based, teaches language by firing words at foreign learners until they can repeat them fluently, according to the tutor.  As far as I know it doesn't teach meaning just sounds of English, building up a vocabulary word by word (most common 4,000).  Does anybody think this would be effective or even know through experience? The link below gives details but is not a link to the official site as it doesn't seem to tell you anything about what the method entails, so giving you this makes more sense.

 

http://www.antimoon....orum/t288-0.htm

 

Funnily enough my approach to language teaching is similar except I include spelling and build up a bigger vocabulary, through pattern creation (see second link):  Please compare and comment.

 

http://www.pinterest...-lists-english/

 

Over all, do you think either method has merit?