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Música en inglés, letras de canciones y vídeos - SongsAndWords

Música en inglés, letras de canciones y vídeos - SongsAndWords

Using music and songs Songs sung in English are listened to around the world and students can often feel real progress in their level of English when they can begin to sing along to the chorus or even just to be able to separate what at first seemed to be a constant stream of words! I am going to split this article into using music and using songs and I will share twelve of my favourite activities with you. Before bringing music into the class, it may be worthwhile to do a music survey or questionnaire to find out what the students enjoy listening to. As much as possible try to use music they will like. I have found that the students’ motivation levels are the determining factor in whether or not a song will work with them. If the students really like the song and the artist they become determined to understand. Using musicMusic in the classroom doesn’t always mean listening to a song and using the lyrics in some way. I hope that at least some of these ideas will be good for your classes. By Jo Budden

10 Fun ESL Activities You Can Do with Just One Song What’s your favorite song? If it’s a popular hit, there’s a good chance your students will understand the lyrics. A shocking study discovered that the majority of popular music is written at a third-grade reading level or below. Let me repeat that. The majority of songs that adults and teenagers are listening to could easily be read by an eight-year-old. While this may be a troubling discovery about the current state of music composition, it’s great news for ESL teachers! This means you can take songs that your students are listening to and turn them into an ESL lesson that you will all enjoy. You can even create an entire lesson (or multiple lessons!) It will be fun for your students and easy for you. This can work for any level of ESL student. No matter how little English your students know, there is a song at their level that is listened to by millions of native English-speaking adults. So let’s dance! Why Is Music Helpful for ESL Students? The takeaway? With English-language music, you can…

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