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Humanistic language teaching is an approach based on the principle that the whole being, emotional and social, needs to be engaged in learning, not just the mind.
A teacher always responds to the content of learners' written work, not just the quality of the language. They write an extended 'answer' to this work, and also offer choices for learners who prefer to write on another topic.
In the classroom
Humanistic teaching approaches include the Silent Way, Community Language Learning, Total Physical Response and Suggestopaedia.