Using songs in the EFL classroom

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Published on April 14, 2010

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Using Songs in the EFL Classroom : Using Songs in the EFL Classroom D. Deubelbeiss Why use songs when teaching? : Why use songs when teaching? Rationale : Rationale Affective reasons Cognitive reasons Linguistic reasons Social Reasons Cultural Reasons Authentic English! : Authentic English! They are Active! : They are Active! They have lots of vocabulary! : They have lots of vocabulary! They are adaptable to needs : They are adaptable to needs They transmit culture! : They transmit culture! They are short / condensed. : They are short / condensed. They are social! : They are social! Phonemic awareness! : Phonemic awareness! They are repetitive! : They are repetitive! They are up to date! : They are up to date! They are adaptable, obtainable! : They are adaptable, obtainable! Students like them! : Students like them! Slide 16: Songs promote listening exercises practices through different specific tasks. They are a nice way to introduce a topic, grammar structures. They are useful to reinforce studied linguistic functions. They promote the practice of pronunciation, intonation and stress. They are a nice way to introduce, practice, and review vocabulary. They are useful to practice writing. They enrich the knowledge of cultural features. They are a way of developing of language skills DISADVANTAGES : DISADVANTAGES Bothers other classes Not “serious” study Students disagree about “which” song. Some students don’t like singing Students just want to listen not learn Students just want to listen lack of equipment or malfunctioning How do you want to study English? : How do you want to study English? What kind of things should we consider when we use songs in our English class? : What kind of things should we consider when we use songs in our English class? Slide 20: Implications and considerations What kind of songs should we use? : What kind of songs should we use? Many kinds of songs! : Many kinds of songs! Pop songs Chants Nursery Rhymes Jingles Folk Songs Learning Songs Commercials Silly Songs Tongue Twisters Student Created Songs Holiday Songs Many kinds of songs! : Many kinds of songs! Pop songs Chants Nursery Rhymes Jingles Folk Songs Learning Songs Commercials Silly Songs Tongue Twisters Student Created Songs Holiday Songs What kind of activities can we do with songs? : What kind of activities can we do with songs? Slide 25: listen for gist listen for words listen for stress listen for sounds How should we plan our activities? : How should we plan our activities? Slide 27: What do you wear on your head? A hat. What do you wear on your hands? Gloves. What do you wear on your feet? Socks. Shoes and socks. Shoes and socks. What do you wear when it’s cold? Socks. Shoes and socks. Shoes and socks. What do you wear when it's warm? Socks. Shoes and socks. Shoes and socks. . Shoes and Socks Hi How are you? Slide 28: Where's Jack? He's not here. Where did he go? I don't know. Where's Mary? She's not here. Where did she go? I don't know. . Where are Sue and Bobby? They're not here. Where did they go? I don't know. Where's Mr. Brown? He's over there. Where? Over there, asleep in the chair. Where’s Jack I like my friends Slide 29: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star How I wonder what you are? Up above the world so high Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star How I wonder what you are? TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR Slide 30: ROSES ARE RED VIOLETS ARE BLUE SUGAR IS SWEET But not as sweet as YOU! Roses Are Red Slide 31: SuperSimpleSongs EFL Classroom 2.0 Music Bookmarks Karafun Karaoke Using Songs and Chants – Caldas University ppt Reasons for using songs – Kevin Schoepp Jazz Chants – Carolyn Graham Kids Karaoke on EFL Classroom 2.0 Song Resources / Downloads Sources and Resources

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