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From KNILT

What is Silent Way?

1. Learning Theory
Cognitive Psychology is the basis. Learning occurs inductively -> Rule formation.


2. Language Theory
“Cognitive Coding” -> “Color rods” and “Fidel Chart”. L1 can be used for explanations.


3. Teacher & Students’ Role
The teacher is a silent facilitator of learning. Teacher’s silence gives the student responsibility. Only student-student can do learning.


4. Techniques

  • Teaching pronunciation with “sound color charts”
  • Cognitive coding with color rods
  • Peer correction to improve co-operative manner
  • Self correction gestures
  • Teacher’s Silence
  • Structured feedback
  • Fidel charts (For spelling)
  • Word Charts (for vocabulary)