PDL – Learning through communication
PDL (from the French: Psychodramaturgie Linguistique) was developed by Dr. Bernard und Marie Dufeu at the University of Mainz (Germany) in 1977 and has since then been developed continuously. The aim was to develop a pedagogical approach that was truly communicative. In 2007 the International PDL Association was set up. t’s mission is to promote, spread and further develop PDL and to organise and conduct PDL training courses and workshops.
The PDL method specifically targets the participants linguistic needs and promotes free and spontaneous expression in the foreign language. A wide variety of exercises increases your powers of reception and provides a relaxed, unforced yet intensive atmosphere for learning. Your specially trained PDL instructor will enable you to discuss your own topics and subject matter and to create your own personal way of expressing yourself. Grammar, language structure, vocabulary and writing come alive and develop from concretely applied language and the participants’ individual learning needs. Particular value is placed on intonation, rhythm and melody, as these elements quickly provide a high degree of familiarity with the new language.
Further information about the PDL method and its founder Bernard Dufeu you will find here