I’d never heard of the Rassias language teaching methodology before an American-trained colleague brought it up recently. It’s like some in-your-face audiolingual/communicative language teaching hybrid.
It seems like Rassias himself was quite the character:
I’m not sure our raw meat and egg budget is big enough to get all staff on board with this method. Alas…
[Note: I’d been meaning to write this little blog post for a while, and then I do, and only then realize that John Rassias had just died a few days earlier…]