The suggestopedic classrom

The "suggestopedic classroom" for an oral language class should ideally be a large bright room with windows and natural daylight, carpeted with twelve or fourteen upholstered reclining armchairs in a semi-circle.

The teacher sits in a similar chair in the open part of the semi-circle; there are a flip chart and a small table with stereo equipment beside or behind him/her.

The atmosphere in a suggestopedic classroom is one of club-like congeniality that contrasts sharply from the traditional classroom with rows of desks, hard floors, blackboards and chalk dust. Pictures on the walls, flowers on the table and soft lighting suggest relaxation. comfort and success, and avoid associations with any negative memories of school.