Sunday, November 2, 2008
The natural Approach
I think the natural Approach Method is a good way to learn Arabic. The natural Approach focus on communication only. According to Jensen, the human brain needs to solve challenge problems. In a natural approach class, students have the read or listen to passages and speak in the target language. These are like singing and doing puzzles. The students learn the language by using a grammar book and bilingual dictionary to know the meaning of new words. Then the students practice writing and discussion with other students. Students who want to learn a language must have a dictionary because it is very important to translate passages. They must also read books to learn vocabulary by reading. The students don’t have exercises in grammar, vocabulary or spelling but that isn’t a problem. The goal is only to read and speak or practice speaking with friends every day.