Sunday, April 12, 2015


Almost Natural Spoken or ANS system

I am going to propose an innovative spoken English method. I call it ‘Almost Natural Spoken’ or ‘ANS’ methods. As the abbreviation suggest it is the ans to the limitation of many existing spoken language learning system.
Here goes the step by step procedures of ANS system:
Show video of a specific situation with conversation among different persons. The video obviously should include audio. However, initially no subtitle or transliteration(pronunciation in written form with English alphabets or any other languages alphabets).
Next the same video is shown without Audio. This time the learners are asked to say the sentences said by different persons in the video as they have heard earlier.
The video is shown again without sound. This time the instructor says the sentences said by different person in the video loudly and the learners say it with him/her loudly.
The video is shown with transliteration but no  audio  and the learners are asked to say those sentences told by the different persons in the video loudly. If in the video, no transliteration is provided then the learner should say the sentences loudly one more time with the instructor. 
The video is shown with audio and subtitles are provided. If there is no subtitle, the instructor describes the meaning in the mother tongue or the language understood by the learners.
Finally the learners are asked to stage a drama with the same dialogues they have practiced earlier in the situation.

When major situations phrases are completed, students may start building up vocabulary. But here again, they would be shown pictures of different words with pronunciation audio. After several practice, the instructor may tell the meaning of such words I n the learners mother tongue or the language they understand.
Simultaneously, the learners go through question ans format to study different high frequency words, preposition, idiom, question words, etc. No grammar is introduced at this stage.
When the learners become fluent in speaking, they go for free writing. This time also no grammar is introduced.
When all of the above stages are completed, the learners may be introduced to grammar.


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