Abenteuer mit Werner und Roswitha : a multimedia program based on suggestopedic principles for the teaching of German in the first year at university

Van der Merwe, Cornelia Christina (2005-03)

Thesis (MPhil (Modern Foreign Languages))--University of Stellenbosch, 2005.


Suggestopedia, as an innovative method of teaching, inter alia, second and foreign languages, has reportedly achieved exceptional results. With the development of this multimedia program it was decided to base the program on suggestopedic principles. In this thesis, I discussed the theory of adult second language acquisition, cognitive learning theory, constructivist learning theory and the consequences these theories have on language teaching. The overview of literature incorporates a description and analysis of Suggestopedia and looks at Suggestopedia from the following perspectives: • a description of suggestion • a description of suggestology • the basic premises of Suggestopedia • the purpose of Suggestopedia • the principles of Suggestopedia • the suggestopedic cycle • the suggestopedic text • the classroom module • the computer program. The multimedia computer program was developed to enhance the classroom module of the first year students of German at the university. In this thesis, I describe the interface and design of this program in terms of colour, incorporating colour theory, the name of the program, the overall design and the structure of each scene.

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