Socpie Citings -    

Most of the citings relate to people exploiting children for p
olitical purposes and also, people who do not speak the language of education misrepresenting issues they do not understand.

The Chairman of the C.B.I., Paul Drechler, has called in the Times Educational Supplement for a commission to be created to protect teachers and children from political interference in education. .


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Ioan Taflryn - DeSuggestopedia

       Ioan Talfryn is a Welsh for Adult Tutor, who decided that adults could absorb the Welsh language subconsciously if he gave them a Welsh children's pantomime. He has been misrepresenting how easy it is to learn Welsh and giving reckless learning advice to Welsh public. What is happening is learners will often do all the work through practising the language for hours.

Ioan Taflryn has reported Howard to the police for raising concerns about his methods

Read Professor John Swellers Paper which Ilustrates that Adult cannot learn like Young Children 

Aran Jones - Saysomething in Welsh

     Aran Jones is a Welsh language political activist. He has been deceiving the Welsh public on how easy it is to learn Welsh and he is offering reckless learning advice. He even claimed he learn Manx to a communicative level in seven intensive hours. He has no respect professional teachers.

      Any Welsh for Adult University centre who has any association with Mr. Aran Jones are lacking in integrity and abjectly incompetent. Learners should be able to trust their tutors.

 Saysomething in Welsh reported Howard to the police for raising concerns about their claimed forthcoming association with Agored Cymru, the claimed they contacted a Community Health Team to enquire what to do about Howards behaviour, they claimed they advised them to contact the police. 

See Carry on Tutoring 2 - Jones (Click)

Bangor Welsh for Adult Service

       They supported Mr. Iona Talfryn's methods. They recommended him to S4C. They have been tutoring the discredited Wlpan for 60 years after the behaviourist method was discredited.

Ulpan (Wlpan) Scotland

      Ulpan Scotland is making dishonest claims that Ulpan/Wlpan is a new fast way of language learning. It is a 1950s Skinnerist method of language learning. It is recognised as a brain dead method for tutor and pupil.

       The Skinnerist methods of new language learning died out by the ends of 1950s. The Wlpan method practiced in Wales was based upon a misunderstanding of Krashen's theory. Bangor University were still practising the

       It was not a successful method of teaching Welsh in Wales. Tutors cannot be taught a language as is being claimed in Scotland. Wikepedia claims the method is failing badly in Israel.

      It is not longer practiced in Wales in its raw form apart from Aran Jones' practice.

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     Glasnost is an anti-Welsh language protester. He is self proclaiming himself as an authority on education. He is castigating the Welsh Education system and school standards to support his prejudices about the role of Welsh language in schools. There is some validity to his concerns, but he is making claims he cannot substantiate.

The evidence is the evidence is that Glasnost is simply expressing his personal prejudice to make his anti-Welsh and political response. He is clearly ignorant of how Governments work.

Paper on Wlpan Method

Susan Davies et al. - Children in Need

Susan Davies et al. - Children in Need - No one can dispute the fact that the more learning support that deprived children receive, the more they will reach their full learning potential in their later schooling, but genetic does have an influence upon children learning potential. Genes can change, but no the way suggested. 

     The notion that all children can catch up is myth. The report appears to have been headline grabbing and of poor standard.

 Susan Davies et al. appears not to have done their homework and to have been 'head line grabbing claims' through citing Harvard University. Synapses in the brain are pruned in chidlren's early learning, but it does to mean their learning potential is open ended. The synapses are also pruned in the teenage years. There is no loss of cognitive capacity.

Susan Davies et Paper

This Paper illustrates that All Children are capable of reaching the same educational standard is a myth,

Working also supports the conclusions in this paper. These are deep complicated issue

Scottish Ulpan - Full Citing


         Dieseal “Ùlpan is a fast and effective way to learn a language” I am afraid it is a slow and totally ineffective way to learn anything. It is brain dead method of learning for tutor and pupil. Learners are learning ‘parrot fashion’. Human’s are intelligent beings, not parrots. You are making misrepresentations with that claim.

      This what is said about Ulpan in Israel:-

“A government study in 2007 has shown that even after five months of intensive Hebrew study at ulpan, sixty percent of new immigrants over the age of thirty cannot read, write or speak Hebrew at a minimum level. The situation amongst the Russian immigrant population is even more dire with seventy percent of immigrants not being able to understand the Hebrew television news.”

The significant difference between learning Hebrew in Israel and learning Gaelic or Welsh is they are minority languages, they are not all around them, and they cannot be learn through immersion. Hebrew is an Arabic language that is written from right to left, which makes it difficult to refer to written language, when it is aurally applied.

It has been claiming that:- 

“It has been used for over 50 years to great effect in Israel, where it originated, and in Wales, where it has brought thousands of learners to fluency in Welsh.”