There is a separate Student's Book for each stage, whereas the larger Teacher's Books contain two stages apiece. Together, these 12 stages take learners of. Student's Books are divided by stage - each printed book is one stage of your studies. Stage 1 is for complete beginners, and Stage 12 is for advanced students. The Callan Method helps you learn quickly, and the Callan Method books have.

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Callan Method 1 (Student's Book Stage 1 English in a quarter of the time!Th). Student's Book Stage 9. English in a quarter of the time! The Callan ® Method was first developed and published in by R.K. T. Callan. Student's Book – Stage 5 eISBN CALLAN and the CALLAN logo are registered trade marks of Callan Works Limited, used.

Correction by imitation With the Callan Method, the teacher corrects all your mistakes the moment you make them. This correction by imitation helps you to hear the difference between your mistake and the proper English form.

You should immediately repeat the correct word and continue with your sentence. You learn a lot from this correction of your mistakes, and constant correction results in fast progress.

Contracted forms In the lesson, the teacher uses contractions e. This is because it is natural to use contractions in spoken English and you must learn to understand them. Also, if you want to sound natural when you speak, you must learn to use contractions. Lesson structure Every school is different, but a typical minute Callan lesson will contain about 35 minutes of speaking, a minute period for reading, and a 5-minute dictation.

The reading practice and the dictation are often in the middle of the lesson. In the reading part, you read and speak while the teacher helps you and corrects your mistakes. In the dictation, you practise your writing, but you are also listening to the teacher.

So, a minute Callan lesson is 50 minutes of spoken English with no silence! No chatting Although the Callan Method emphasises the importance of speaking practice, this does not mean chatting free conversation. There is no time wasted on chatting; this can be done before or after the lesson.

Chatting is not a good way to spend your time in an English lesson. First, only some of the students speak.

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Second, in a chat, people only use the English that they already know. The Callan Method has none of these problems. All through the lesson, every student is listening and speaking, practising different vocabulary and structures, and learning from the correction of their mistakes.

And nobody has time to get bored! Repeat, repeat, repeat! Systematic revision In your native language, you sometimes read or hear a word that you do not already know. You usually need to read or hear this new word only once or twice in order to remember it and then use it yourself.

However, when you are learning a foreign language, things are very different. You need to hear, see and use words and grammatical structures many times before you really know them properly.

So your studies must involve a system of revision repeating what you have studied before. This is absolutely essential. If there is no system of revision in your studies, you will forget what you have studied and will not be able to speak or understand better than before. In every Callan Method lesson, of course you learn new English, practise it, and progress through your book.

However, you also do a lot of revision so that you can really learn what you have studied. Your teacher can decide how much revision your class needs, but it will always be an important part of your studies.

The revision with Callan is automatic and systematic. Every day you do a lot of revision and then learn some new English. This is all written into the Callan Method; it happens automatically. Correcting your dictations With the Callan Method, there is little or no homework to do, but it is very important that you correct your dictations.

These are printed in your book and so you can easily correct them at home, on the bus, or wherever.

It is important to do this because it helps you to learn the written forms of the words you have already studied in earlier lessons. For this reason, the teacher may not ask you many questions. You can sit and listen, and become more familiar with the method - the speed, the questions, the correction etc.

He also runs Callan Publishing Limited, which supplies Callan Method books to schools all over the world. Robin Callan grew up in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

In his early twenties, he went to Italy to teach English in Salerno. He became very interested in the mechanisms of language learning, and was sure that he could radically improve the way English was taught. He remained in Italy and started to write his own books for teaching English. Is the card on the wall or under the chair?

Well, it's in the box. What colour is the ceiling? The Present Progressive in the use for an action we are doing now. For example, I am speaking English now. About how many pages are there in this book? The battle was above us in the air. The water below us was very deep. Last month was January.

Next month will be March. If I want to eat, and must go either home or to a restaurant. We can enter the bar to this door. He decided to explain everything to her. The opposite of heaven is hell. Last night I had a very bad dream. Their garden is separate from ours. I made eight mistakes last time. The news on the wireless today is very good. The bank has a branch in every town in the country.

We can go over the river to the bridge. The difference between a ship and a boat is that a ship is the large whilst a boat is small.

Most horses are not wild. What have they just done? They've just learnt that in the Conditional Tense we use 'should ' for the first person singular and plural and 'would ' for all the other persons. An Open Conditional expresses and probability.

A Subjunctive Conditional expresses and supposition. Exam Cambridge Preliminary falls roughly between Steps 6 and 7. He looked very strange. He had fair hair, but a dark beard. I do not know how much they gave him, but it was a large amount.

I cannot go any further. I am too tired. Poor John was not invited to Mary's birthday party. I am sorry, but I have already thrown your old tie away '.

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Stage 7: half of Book 3 methods-student he met words. It is often easier to tell a lie than the truth, but life is made much easier and much more pleasant if we tell the truth and in return can believe that what other people say. The man was not very badly hurt in the accident, but he was taken to hospital to see the doctor just to be on the safe side. Factory chimneys are usually quite high. Quite by accident he knocked the glass of water off the table onto the floor.

Although he smiles broadly, his lips seldom part to show his teeth.

The poor bird could hardly fly, as one of its wings was badly damaged. Society asks that the individual should show respect to all those he meets. Please, be sure, the metod is extremally effective. I understand almost all vocabulary, used above, as well as what about discussion and you could notise that I am also able to answer.

I am really excited by Callan method. Other starnge thing for me is how you can call the method boring, because you have not time to be bored during the lesson.

It is impossible to be bored during the lesson, if your teacher is really using Callan method. I suppose, some teachers just use Callan books, but not a lot of very important Callan rules and it is a reason why some people are unsatisfied.

When I was on holiday with her, I realised how limited her knowledge of English was.

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I think that the Callan method has some advantages. However I suspect that it is also superficial. I also suspect that it enables people to speak 'Broken English'. English people do not learn English by studying grammatical rules. At some point repetition is important. But as children progress, they develop their language skills through interaction.

The problem is: How to develop a method of Teaching English that is cost effective? That provides a reasonable salary for the teacher, that is not expensive for the students.

I have looked at some of the other English Language Teaching.

Some of it seemed to be at a very high level, asking the student to do exercises that a lot of English people would struggle with. At least the Callan method gives people the basics, so that they are able to come to the UK, and speak to people. The danger with other methods is that they produce perpetual students. Also, you get the strange phenomena of Foreign Students criticising English people and English literature for not being correct.

Learning a language is a very complex skill, rather like 'driving', that some people will never master, and most people will have some room for improvement. Easy to do badly, difficult to do well. If you have improper delivery, the Callan method I imagine, can be disastrous, like any other teaching method.

My opinion? It does what it says on the tin - it teaches you basic english in a quarter of the time of conventional methods.

After the beginner - intermediate level, if proves less effective than other "traditional" methods, but I think its a pretty good way to learn the foundations of spoken English in a short period of time. Instead of exploiting our ability to think, generalize and understand they use our brain as storage for a number of conditional reflexes. I don't like that for some reason.


I have taken many students form beginner level through to advanced etc. I see many students form Poland and it is immediately apparent which of them have been taught using this method. Drilling has it'sd place but only as part of a rounded course. So please lets leave this con behind I run courses which are slightly cheaper than the Callum schools but boy are htey better!

The students develop thinking in the language and thus can cope with actually situation in the real world.Recent tests of the Callan Method by a university in Japan proved it still out performed all other ESL teaching approaches used in that university You should always learn in a Callan Method Accredited School as these schools have been approved by the Callan Method Organisation because their teacher teach the Callan Method properly.

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Should I learn English with the Callan Method?

In this way, quickly defeats on the initial embarrassment, which may occur by speaking-what gives him confidence in conversation outside the class. Also, because there is a lot of revision, it is not important for you to understand everything the first time; it gets easier. The first thing I saw when I woke up The reading practice and the dictation are often in the middle of the lesson.

The teacher will speak along with you all the time while you are saying your answer. In the UK, the main unit of currency is the pound. You never know when the teacher will ask you, so you are always concentrating.