The Marianne Method
The Marianne Method is based on 25 years of observation on how an individual acquires the skills of speaking a foreign language. The lengthy study was made on people aged 4 to 75, from all different backgrounds.
The study shows that each subject has his or her own way to process and retain information such as facts and/or materials.
This is precisely why the Marianne Method caters to each student differently based on an understanding of which learning process works best for each student: visual, auditory, or tactile.
The Marianne Method takes into account the time frame students devote to study, how they sort through the information, and the environment they surround themselves with.
A child absorbs information without a deep analysis of what is presented to them. As long as you can enlighten their curiosity, strike their imagination and make them feel like they are at play, their cognitive capacities can be emphasized.
A young child will easily remember a melody, so songs will be introduced, and flashcards with colorful images. Their attention span is short so don’t forget to include activities that require body movement, even something as small as clapping. Anything that strikes their imaginations such as a story should be part of the curriculum.
The learning process of an adult is very different – the adult has the need to examine, dissect and scrutinize each word and sentence combination. It has to make sense for them to store the material offered. So they often ask: Why? When? and How? History, cultures and values play an important role in teaching teens and adults for them to accept what is presented to them and not to offend their intelligence.
Speaking a foreign language fluently relies on repetition, memorization and the correct pronunciation.
Always choose a teacher wisely – a native speaker with experience. Don’t just choose a skilled person but a teacher who know how to transmit their knowledge patiently