Brain lateralization

Left-hemisphere activities include:

  • Explaining
  • Talking
  • Analyzing

 

Right-hemisphere activities include:

  • Physical movement
  • Acting
  • Gesturing.

Asher’s method is oriented to right-brain learning (motor activities). With this method, learners acquire language through movement instead of memorizing lists of vocabulary items and grammatical rules. While learners perform  motor activities, the left hemisphere of their brain just observes and learns. Once the right hemisphere has internalized the new information, the student will be able to start producing language (talking is a left-hemisphere activity).

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