Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Songs and language learning
Songs can be used in language learning to teach and motivate students. Songs are a good resource because:
- You can relate to other people's culture and lifestyle
Songs deal with a variety of topics which most students will find appealing: love, friendship, success, failure, crime, loneliness, drugs, anger, etc.
- They provide a source of informal vocabulary
As there are thousands of songs, students will be able to learn many words and expressions. A large part of this vocabulary is informal, used in everyday conversations.
- They can help you improve pronunciation, rhythm and intonation
You can achieve that by listening and singing along to the lyrics. Besides, it's a lot of fun!
Starting tomorrow, I will post music videos on a regular basis with the lyrics translated into Spanish. You can read the lyrics in English and Spanish. Then, watch the video and you'll be able to understand everything.