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. 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. Even the innovations in the technology used to create musical instruments and recording equipment has effected what styles and songs are made and popular within the music landscape. Throughout this section we will try to briefly cover the types of music that were popular since the 1940's up until the present day by providing lists of genres and artists as well as some historical context.
Practice with Movie Clips SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use movie clips to help you to better understand spoken English. Here's what you do: Click on the video you want to watch below.Watch the video, and pay attention to it! 7 Alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM Whether you are annoyed by the ads on Pandora, the limited number of skips, or the abyss of cruel 30-second song teasers from Last.FM, many online listeners are growing weary of mainstream methods of hearing new music. While the Pandora algorithm is strong, and the Last.FM related artists tool is pretty useful, don’t fool yourself in to thinking that there aren’t other great ways to expose yourself to new music in the depths of cyberspace. Here are 7 alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM that will infuse your day with an uninterrupted stream of music that large record companies haven’t managed to squash under their thumbs yet. StumbleAudio StumbleAudio has a killer recommendation engine that works better for me than Pandora’s.
Language Learning Tip: Use Music to Learn a Foreign Language In early December I was pleased to be able to meet today’s guest author Susanna Zaraysky for lunch here in Istanbul. Susanna is an accomplished language learner and a bit of an expert in using music to learn languages – something I haven’t done a lot of. I am excited to have her share her expertise with us today. What? I can listen to music to learn languages?
Knowing Your Greek Root Words Can Help You Learn New Languages by Erinn Stam If you enjoy learning new languages, or just want to increase your knowledge of English, you'll want to learn Greek root words. Understanding the definitions of Greek root words and how they are used in the English language will help you tremendously. How Knowing Greek Root Words Will Help You Grasp English Better 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.” The Music Timeline is an interactive chart with the X axis measuring popularity and the Y axis denoting the time. Google uses data from the Play Music app, defining popularity as how many users have that artist or album in their music library.
Top 10 Characteristics Of Effective Vocabulary Instruction by Kimberly Tyson, Ph. D. of learningunlimitedllc.com We know that there is a strong relationship between vocabulary and reading comprehension. Systematic vocabulary instruction is an integral part of a K-12 comprehensive literacy framework for instruction. Top Work Out Song Ideas to Get Fit to! We’ve compiled our favourite list of “Great Workout Songs” to get you pumped and ripped in no time time at all. One of these songs will replace 4 hours on a Ab swing! Whether you need some motivation at the gym, whilst your running or lifting a few milk bottles full of water on a broome stick at home – here are some songs to get you excited! Who knows you could even get super buff with just one of these tracks! – on repeat of course.
Root WordsVocabulary Games and Resources is crucial in a child’s education as it not only helps carry spelling skills over to reading fluency but also greatly increases general comprehension skills, reading or otherwise. A fun way for kids to build their repertoire of root words is by playing online root word games. Teaching root words, prefixes and suffixes is often closely linked with teaching word origins, including teaching Greek and Latin root words. Also sometimes referred to as base words, root words are at the basis of many common everyday words as well as medical root words. There are many online root word resources for teachers which are useful for creating both root words lesson plans and root words worksheets.
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.