chapter  11
The Tomatis Approach
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As we have seen, it was in the late 1960s and early 1970s that, at the Institute of Suggestology in Sofia, Bulgaria headed by Dr. Lozanov, a team of experts combined yoga relaxation, baroque music and verbal suggestion with the direct method to produce a unique system of foreign language teaching: Suggestopedia. Somewhat earlier, in the 1950s in France, Dr. Alfred Tomatis began his research into the ear and the voice and began developing his own unique system for treating dyslexia, on the one hand, and teaching foreign languages, on the other. As in the case of Lozanov’s Suggestology, Tomatis’ system, which was originally applied to the field of medicine, led to important consequences for pedagogy.