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 4 Bothers other classes 4 Not serious study 4 Students disagree about which song. 4 Some students dont like singing 4 Students just want to listen not learn 4 Students just want to listen 4 lack of equipment or malfunctioning
What kind of things should we consider when we use songs in our English class?
Use music selectively and purposely To practice pronunciation clear lyrics songs must be chosen To plan the other materials needed like realia, puppets, visuals Songs must have an easy melody and rhythm
Specific Activities with songs Listen and draw The top 20 Guess the song Vocabulary Prediction Alphabetical vocabulary Filling the gaps Paraphrasing Structure Review Vocabulary competition Karaoke Fall in the note Sequencing
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. What do you wear when its cold? Socks. Shoes and socks. What do you wear when it's warm? Socks. Shoes and socks.. Shoes and Socks Hi How are you?
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. Wheres Jack I like my friends
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?
ROSES ARE RED VIOLETS ARE BLUE SUGAR IS SWEET But not as sweet as YOU!
SuperSimpleSongs EFL Classroom 2.0 Music Bookmarks Karafun Karaoke Using Songs and Chants Using Songs and Chants – Caldas University ppt Reasons for using songs Reasons for using songs – Kevin Schoepp Jazz Chants – Carolyn Graham Kids Karaoke on EFL Classroom 2.0 Song Resources / Downloads Sources and Resources