20+ Activities and Resources for Teaching Language Through Song Lyrics Music is the soul of language. ~ Max Heindel I am very interested in what motivates students to learn English. In conversations outside my classroom, I often ask language learners how and why they learned English. Google Music Timeline Is A Visual History Of The Popularity Of Genres & Artists If you’re an audiophile, you are going to love this. With its various services, Google is amassing a vast amount of data right now. And sometimes, it puts this data to cool uses, like the newly launched Music Timeline, a project by Google Research. In their words, this is “a visualization to show which music has stood the test of time, and how genres and artists have risen and fallen in popularity.”
Musical Chair Homographs Printable (1st - 3rd Grade) Highlights Earth Day Kids love hearing about the Earth and ways we can be better to our environment! We've gathered some great resources to help you celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with your class. Some of our most popular activities include this Pollution Matching Worksheet, Recycling Videos and Activities, and Renewable and Non-renewable Energy Worksheet, Recycled Art Lesson Plan, and a Trash & Climate Change Activities Packet! Videos Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S.
Music Musicians Bands Players Instruments Clubs Disco memories from The People History Site Throughout the years, musical styles have reflected the society of the time and have evolved with changes in the world. Not only does music change with society but it changes with technological advances as well. As technology changes it can allow new styles to emerge and new ways for people to listen. From radio to television, and records to the internet, music and the way we consume it has dramatically changed in the past seventy years.
Lyric Race Here is a fun activity I’ve learned recently which can be used with songs. It sounds it will work well with young learners yet sometimes the teenagers also would like to do something like this. • Choose some words from the song you will use in the class and prepare word cards. Stick the words to the board. dj, music, genres, definitions, house, disco, rock, hip hop, techno, reggae, classical songs A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language" (van der Merwe 1989, p.3). Music can also be categorised by non-musical criteria such as geographical origin. Such categories are not strictly genre and a single geographical category will often include a number of different genre. Categorizing music, especially into finer genres or subgenres, can be difficult for newly emerging styles or for pieces of music that incorporate features of multiple genres. Attempts to pigeonhole particular musicians in a single genre are sometimes ill-founded as they may produce music in a variety of genres over time or even within a single piece. Some people feel that the categorization of music into genres is based more on commercial and marketing motives than musical criteria.
LIVEN UP CLASSROOM WITH MUSIC My Workshop at Bilgi University In the session, I talked about why we should use songs in EFL classes. Music is everywhere in our lives. We listen to songs when we are happy, angry, sad or when we need inspiration or when we want to relax. Teaching ESL with Music Take advantage of the power of music and use it in your ESL classes. We've created this page to provide resources, lessons, and ideas on teaching with music. There are printable materials for classroom use, lessons, lyrics, and ideas. We also have two discussion forums and links to other web sites about music. Get ready to jam. Low Prep Ideas for Using Music in the ESL Classroom
The Best Online Karaoke Sites For English Language Learners I’ve used music a lot with English Language Learners. Singing feels much less threatening to many who are learning a new language. Karaoke is a good language-development activity, and there are quite a few karaoke sites on the Internet. I thought it would be a good topic for a short “The Best…” list. In order to make it on this list, a site has to be available free-of-charge (or at least some of its resources have to be free), easy-to-use, require no download, and allow students — either alone or in a group — to record themselves singing. ESL Song Lessons - tefltunes.com - Songs For Discussion ESL and EFL teachers looking for inspiration to stimulate class discussions will find this list of songs to teach ESL topics we’ve compiled a useful resource. Highlighted are songs available as complete ESL song lesson plans here on tefltunes.com. Business & Money
The Best Music Websites For Learning English Check out my New York Times post for English Language Learners focuses on using music for language development and includes a student interactive, video, and teaching ideas. I use music a lot in my teaching of English Language Learners. I thought people might find it helpful to see which sites I believe to be the best out there to help teach English — Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced — through music. My students have certainly found them helpful. Music is a familiar, fun, and engaging tool to use in learning a second language. This list includes sites that have music to listen to, activities for students to do, and ways for them to create their own.