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Drive my car, by Beatles. Chrismas is all around by Billy Mack. Tender, by Blur. Some singers actually made a career out of them. Ray Stevens, anyone? They make offbeat, fun changes of pace with classroom use. These are only some of the many reasons songs are useful in the language learning classroom. They contain authentic language, are easily obtainable, provide vocabulary, grammar and cultural aspects and are fun for the students. They provide enjoyable speaking, listening, vocabulary and language practice both in and out of the classroom.
So EFL, English as a foreign language, ESL, English as a Second language and foreign language teachers should all consider using songs as a regular part of their classroom activities. Written by Larry M.
10 ways to teach English through music
Lynch Prof. Larry M.
Lynch is a bi-lingual copywriter, expert author and photographer specializing in business, travel, food and education-related writing in South America. He now lives in Colombia and teaches at a university in Cali. Want lots more free tips, help and information on language learning, public speaking, writing and mental skills development? E-mail Prof. Lynch at: lynchlarrym gmail. I have used songs on many occasions, with great success. It has been particularly useful to have the lyrics written down.
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This is however now more problematic for me as my supplier of lyrics for current popular songs is no more and my commitments leave no spare time to decipher these myself. Does anyone have a short cut to obtaining — free — currently popular song lyrics?? You can easily find them in mattter of seconds. The students usually enjoy the challenge, and a great way to motivate them is to let them choose the song.
One effective method of teaching language to your ELs is through music and songs. It is remarkable how quickly children pick up words and sentences and remember them for a long time when music is integrated into a lesson.
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This can be accomplished when teachers preteach the key vocabulary in a song and provide visual support of this vocabulary when the song is sung. This can be done through realia , drawings, pictures, and photographs. Content-area material can also be taught through music as long as comprehensible input is provided. A Thematic Unit on Frogs. Choose songs that have simple lyrics and provide lots of repetition.
Teaching English through Music, A Practical Guide for Teachers
ELs need to hear the lyrics over and over again. Constant repetition of songs will also help ELs learn language chunks and increase their fluency and pronunciation in English. My students loved singing the words to songs into the microphone and hearing themselves sing when it was played back. Include songs that lend themselves to movement.
Movement adds a huge dimension to learning through music. You want to be sure that the songs are not sung too fast. These are all excellent examples of the use of movement with music. Teach songs in the languages of your students.
The music you teach does not have to be in English. Music connects children across cultures. Karen Nemeth, a national expert on early childhood dual language learners has this to say:. Early literacy experts focus heavily on the value of music for supporting language and literacy for ALL young children.