El Método Callan, un modelo de enseñanza diferente
The Callan Method was created by Robin Callan as a new and different way to teach English as a foreign language. Mr. Callan began teaching English in Salerno, Italy but he didn´t think that the way teachers were expected to give lessons was efficient or fun.
He began to write the Callan Method books in order to facilitate his way of teaching. Since he began the method it has become so popular that it is used all over the world. The Callan school in Oxford Street in London is the official school where thousands of students study English in a way that is very different from the traditional method.
The Callan Method uses a lot of repetition in order to help students learn English. By repeating sentences many times students assimilate the language. It offers students the chance to speak from day one. In a Callan class a student doesn´t spend the whole time just reading and writing; instead they speak as much as possible. This is how a person can quickly learn how to speak English.
Mr. Callan felt that through speaking and repetition, a student would gain much more in a shorter period of time. It is for this reason that he decided to create his own special method of teaching.
In a Callan Method class a student hears each question twice and then is expected to give an answer with the help of the teacher. A Callan teacher speaks faster than the average person so that the student must listen carefully in order to learn the language. If a student can understand a Callan teacher then they should find understanding people in general an easier task, as the average person would not speak at the same speed as a Callan teacher.
For these reasons a student can learn how to speak the language in a quarter of the time it takes through the traditional method of teaching. A Callan class is designed to teach the student to SPEAK the language, not only to read and write in preparation for an exam.