RAVE® is a second language acquisition system that works for any language. It exposes children to a world of ideas through a stimulating curriculum for which language is a result of their experience, not the goal.
The system recreates and supports children as they return to the conditions that they learned their native language. In doing so, children direct their own learning experience, engage in a wide range of exciting activities and learn a language out of pleasure not obligation. Moreover, it reassures parents regarding the supposed risk involved in permitting their children to take a position of leadership in the classroom. In short, RAVE®:
- Prepares children for 21st century jobs market.
- Develops independent and self directed children.
- Optimizes the use of children’s valuable time.
- Encourages leadership in the classroom.
- Guides parents transitioning from the traditional system.
The blend of components in the RAVE® system are unique, however the components themselves are not. In part it benefits from Noam Chomsky’s ‘Language acquisition device’ (LAD) and emulates Krashen and Terrell’s ‘Natural Approach’.
RAVE® capitalises on a child’s highly tuned and existing language learning capacity. As a result they benefit from exposure to and gain valuable experience from a diverse and modern curriculum while they learn their second language.
RAVE® helps to develop each child as an autonomous being with valuable preferences and perspectives that are essential for them to discover themselves and direct their lives. It addresses the role of the parent in the system by appealing to their appreciation and desire for their children’s vitality. It is a product of progress and a timely reversal of being tough on the system, not on kids.
It acknowledges and deals with the evolving needs of the 21st century jobs market and it’s demand for creatively capable individuals. Furthermore, it aims to inform parents of an existing knowledge base about children’s language acquisition and to present it clearly.
On a personal note, RAVE® is the product of my belief that we can improve upon those that came before us and that we can, if we choose to explore, see something that has never been seen before.