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    callan method

    I am currently using the Callan Method at a school at St Nicholas College of London. I would like to hear from those of you who have experience and opinions about this method. Thanks

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    Re: callan method

    I watched the videos here and it didn't strike me as a particularly original method. Am I missing something? How do you feel about it?

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    Smile Re: callan method

    Its not that original no.Its a variation of the Direct Method. THe diplomatic service used it to immerse their diplomats in the host language before posting. It is proving successful with students and seems far more efficient and effective than previous styles of teaching I have tried. I guess it needs to be tried.

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    Re: callan method

    I taught the Direct Method when I started teaching and found it very limited. How are the claims about being 4x faster assessed?

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    Lightbulb Re: callan method

    Quote Originally Posted by Niall Beag View Post
    ...Certainly, my Polish teacher called it the "Cowan meffod"....
    Did you really have a Polish teacher? If so, what were you taught by that teacher? I'm really curious about that.

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    Re: callan method

    St. Nicholas College of London www.stncollege.co.uk combines Callan sessions with other subjects and lessons using other methods. This is the best solution against weak points of the Callan method itself.

    My own opinion is that the effectiveness of the method mostly depends on the quality of teachers. If a teacher is being paid less then 10 per hour it speaks for itself.

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    Arrow Re: callan method

    St. Nicholas College of London recruits Callan method teacher. Visit St. Nicholas College of London - Teachers or go to St. Nicholas College of London to see demo video of the classes.

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    Re: callan method

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I watched the videos here and it didn't strike me as a particularly original method. Am I missing something? How do you feel about it?




    A Callan method teacher of English explains how the method functions in his video interview, taken by St. Nicholas College of London.

    Watch the video-interview!
    If you would like to become a Callan teacher visit the web-site of St. Nicholas College of London for more details.
    Last edited by Virt; 11-May-2008 at 05:15. Reason: faulty submitted

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    Re: callan method

    I was going a callan school in turkey and I saw this method for 8 months. And I can say easily this method is perfect for who wants to speak English fluency. This course's web page is English with Callan Method (English) and http://www.myenglishteacher.org (Turkish) you can visit and learn more things about callan method.

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