Callan Method: Fast And Enjoyable English Teaching

By Sabina Šrámková / November 14, 2016

The Callan Teaching Method was developed by Robin Callan. It first became known in 1959 with Behaviorist thinking. Callan, a teacher for Berlitz, used a similar method to teach soldiers basic German‏‎ in crash courses.

The Callan Method was developed by Robin Callan. It first became known in 1959 with Behaviorist thinking. Callan, a teacher for Berlitz, used a similar method to teach soldiers basic German‏‎ in crash courses.

This teaching method is very fast and effective. The way of learning English is lively and enjoyable. It consists of  constant listening and speaking practice. You have to speak in the lesson over and over again.

The students are still surrounded by English and can´t lose concentration. The teachers are still asking questions and helping with the answers. The question is always focused on a particular word or a specific piece  of grammar. The answer has to be in a complete sentence. The mistakes are always corrected.

Listening and speaking take 70% of the English lesson. The rest is reading and writing to revise what the students have already learned.

You are not just chatting in the Callan Method lesson. You are permanently using new words and structures when you speak. It means that you benefit more than in a normal chat with your friends.

The Callan Method includes 12 levels of English ability. Level 1 is for complete beginners and Level 12 is for advanced students.

The books for Callan Method have been designed to give the students the vocabulary that they really need and grammar rules that really help.
Callan Method: Central School of English
Callan Teaching Method: Central School of English in Dublin

Schools that use this teaching method are around the whole world. There are two Schools in Dublin – Central School and ELTA (English Language Tutorial Academy) teaching the Callan Method.

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