SGAV Methodology

Structuro-Global Audio-Visual (SGAV) methodology was developed in France in the 1960s (first generation) and 1970s (second generation).

Based on an eclectic holistic approach to second language acquisition, second-generation SGAV methodology emphasised the presentation of linguistic material in situation and the physical and affective participation of language learners in communicative interaction without the direct teaching of linguistic rules.

A SGAV method called All's Well was published in the mid-1970s and was widely used in France, particularly in continuing education programs, in the 1970s, but it gave way to communicative language teaching methods in the 1980s.