Rápido! is so effective that you'll learn
3 to 5 times faster, have a wonderful time in class, and remember
what you've learned.
instructional method used in this accelerative immersion approach
is based on solid research and the results are well
Georgi Lozanov, Bulgarian psychiatrist, discovered that the
non-conscious mind is instrumental in learning. The non-conscious,
or para-conscious, mind likes overload, the freedom to explore,
time to digest, pleasure and fun. It also likes the opportunity
to be creative and to relax. While the conscious mind is diverted,
the non-conscious mind is given large amounts of new information
in a 'concert' format with classical music. Details then follow
in an organic and developmental process that "spirals"
around and upward. The big picture is then revisited from
different perspectives (including games, humor, fantasy and
imagination) and progressively more complex information is
experience is stress-free.
sense of the "child" is invited from participants,
since childlike qualities enhance exploration while
having fun. No pleasure, no treasure.
and rhythm are used for a variety of purposes: to enhance
the acquisition of large volumes of new material, to open
the limbic center of the brain where emotions (a key to
retention) resides, and for establishing a state of relaxed
the senses are engaged. They work together and multiply
our capacity to learn.
holistic approach helps to open new neurological
pathways in the brain for greater understanding and retention.
the Left and Right brain are stimulated for
both analytical and analogical thinking, that is taking
things apart and putting them back together again. (Structure
and grammar are not ignored; they are acquired through a
variety of engaging activities.)
role of a talented and well-trained teacher is crucial.
She is an artist who creates a stimulating, joyful, and
relaxed atmosphere. She facilitates rather than lectures;
she is gentle in corrections; her genius is to "intuit"
the students' needs and make the learning seem effortless.
belief in the unlimited potential of each learner
is at the crux of this unique approach.
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