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Curran 1976


Curran, Charles A. 1976. Counseling-learning in second languages. Apple River, IL: Apple River Press. 86pp. (Review of the book by Earl Stevick - pages 87 and forward.)


The philosophy behind the counseling-learning method of language learning and an overview of how it works, serving as a framework for teachers and learners in general.


This method was never widely adopted for language pedagogy, probably because it calls for so much flexibility on the part of the teacher and an adoption of a facilitative rather than a controlling role. It is interesting primarily for its insights into the power of the desire for communication as a motivation for learning.

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