AJ Hoge Power English Assists People To Speak The Language
AJ Hoge Power English is a set of lessons that can be purchased online and downloaded by people who need practice in speaking and listening, particularly. The director of this system claims that it will enable learners to learn faster than they would using other methods, particularly if they put in the time and effort that is recommended.
A feature of this system is that it can be downloaded immediately upon purchase, and stored on a MP3 player. Speaking and listening can take place whenever convenient, even when taking exercise. Such unimpeded practice is the key to learning fast. That is why the word 'power' is used.
The rationale for this system comes out of theoretical work that was developed during latter half of the twentieth century and is known broadly as 'communicative' language teaching. The theory proceeds from the premise that languages are learnt naturally through a process of copying the sounds that we hear around us as we live in a language community.
Even teachers who have been trained in new approaches tend to regress to the way that they were themselves taught when thrown into rooms full of expectant faces. The teachers buckle under pressure and begin to talk themselves, explaining grammar and vocabulary. That seems to satisfy students because they sit back and are passive.
They talk too much, explaining grammar and vocabulary. But students learn best when they are themselves talking, using the target language to communicate. Language use involves more than sounds. Gesture, facial expression and voice modulation are important aspects of any language in use. People who are using a language for real must understand the idiom of the language and things like irony and sarcasm.
People for whom English is not a first language have great difficulty in learning the language if they are exposed only to formal lessons and instruction in grammar. There are many languages teachers throughout the world who cannot really speak the language that they teach because they have never learnt it in natural contexts. They teach bits and pieces, explaining English grammar and vocabulary without experiencing the flow and speed of the language as it is used in shops, offices and homes where it is the mother tongue.
AJ Hoge Power English is deliberately designed to apply the most theoretically respectable principles of language teaching. The fact that the materials are based on the informal ways in which the languages is used in the context of real life should not be distrusted but respected as being theoretically respectable.