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MENSCHEN – the new course for everyone who wants more to happen in class!
What do people remember best? Everything that has a personal affect on them. And what is it that affects us most? Psychologists and neurologists involved in the study of teaching methods all agree: we are affected by...
MENSCHEN – the course for everyone who wants more to happen in class!
What do people remember best? Everything that has a personal affect on them. And what is it that affects us most? Psychologists and neurologists involved in the study of teaching methods all agree: we are affected by things to do with people! And that is exactly what lies behind the success of our new course: it deals with people: Emotional, thrilling and entertaining. Take a good look – and you'll see: MENSCHEN will affect you, too!
Emotion and Success
Three findings in the psychology of learning and neurology are especially important for learning languages:
1. Interest and emotionen are best created by stories.
2. Our memory works with pictures.
3. Repetitions consolidate and motivate.
These findings lie behind the concept of MENSCHEN: The learning content gets introduced by 'Storytelling', a picture dictionary visualizes active vocabulary and a great deal of attention is paid to repetition as well as automation.
Participation and Interaction
Whoever pursues their own interests will learn more successfully and self-guided language acquisition achieves the most permanent results. As a result, MENSCHEN gives 'learner autonomy' a position of central importance. Students can choose the topics that best suit their interests and are given a host of suggestions and prompts for independent further study. Likewise, every opportunity is used to activate students‘ individual knowledge and skills – for example with comments and tips or comparisons with other languages.
Fantasy and Versatility
Human beings learn with all senses. For this reason the course contents and learning matter are presented via several channels and integrated together. This method of presentation lengthens among other things students' attention span.
Different forms of learning - from songs and exercises involving movement to games and film sequences - have been perfectly coordinated to provide a concept of integrated skills capable of increasing success rates.
Multimedia and Motivation
The possibilities offered by the digital media have been utilised extensively. The interactive coursebook for video projector and whiteboard, the digital package for teaching and the moodle-classroom are technically useful and didactically effective teaching aids that also shorten preparation time. Learning and teaching both become easier as a result.