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1 Method 3: Earworms What is it Method 3: Earworms What is it? Audio-based approach to language learningChunks of language – i.e. phrases/parts of phrases combined with rhythm, set to music – with TL and English togetherWhy? What is the reason for claiming this method works?Language learning depends on memorisation of words & sounds Earworms uses some simple techniques that harness more of the brain’s native power and this ‘accelerates’ learningListening to the rhythmic repetitions of English and Spanish a few times burns the sound patterns and meanings into the auditory cortex (part of the brain where sounds are stored) The power of combining the words with rhythm/music in repetition anchors them deep into the long-term memory (think how you don’t forget the words to Baa Baa Black Sheep!)Task: Listen to track nos. 5 & 10 – follow the stages 1-5 for each track – then be ready to evaluate next lesson. The tracks are to be found on StudentShared drive in MFL folder and called Earworms 5 and Earworms 10.
2 What do you have to do? 1. First time of listening – read the words at the same time from the booklet 2. Listen and relax – don’t actively ‘try’ to remember but enjoy the music in the background 3. Say the words out loud along with the track – this helps you to anchor the words in your memory 4. After listening several times, without stress, see how much you have retained by covering the English side of the booklet and see how many words you know the meaning of. 5. To ‘fix’ the learning even more, try to introduce some ‘memory hooks’ - think of what the word sounds like to you and create an image (the funnier/more bizarre the better) e.g. for the number 5 in Spanish, cinco (pronounced ‘thinko’, think of a 05 in a thought bubble (think 05) and you will remember both how to say the word and what it means.
3 Earworms Vol.1 Track 5: Numbers, days and time EnglishSpanishSounds like…1unooono2dosdoss3trestress4cuatrokwattro5cincothinko6seissayeess7sietesyetay8ochootchoh9nuevenooebey10diezdeeyeth11onceonthay12docedothay20veintebayntay25veinticincobayntaythinko40cuarentakwarenta‘past’ and ‘to’half past……y mediaee medyaa quarter past..…y cuartoee kwartoa quarter to..…menos cuartomenos kwartoten to……menos diezmenos deeyethtwenty to…menos veintemenos bayntay
4 Earworms Vol.1 Track 5: Numbers, days and time EnglishSpanishSounds like…Some examples:Seven o’clocklas sietelas syeteHalf past eightlas ocho y medialas otcho ee medyaA quarter past sevenlas siete y cuartolas syete ee kwartoNine twentylas nueve y veintelas nooebe ee bayntayA challenge! Try filling in the gaps!10 o’clock……..diez11.30las……….. y media6.15 (six and a quarter)……..seis………cuartoTwenty to nine……….nueve…………veinte3.15……..tres y ………..Quarter to five (minus a quarter)las cinco ………cuartoTen past eight………..y diezFive to nine…….nueve menos……..Half past twelve……….doce y …………..9.45las diez menos……….
5 Earworms Vol.1 Track 5: Numbers, days and time English Spanish Sounds like…Days of the week(on) Monday(el) lunesel looness(on) Tuesday(el) martesel martessWednesdaymiércolesmeeaircolessThursdayjuevesjwebessFridayviernesbeeairnessSaturdaysábadosabadoSundaydomingo
6 Earworms Vol.1 Track 10: Do you speak English? SpanishSounds like…Good morning/dayBuenos díasBwenos deeassGood afternoonBuenas tardesBwenas tardessHow are you/things? (informal)¿Qué tal?Kay tal?Do you speak English?¿Habla inglés?Abla eengless?Do you speak..?¿Habla…?Abla…?españolespanyolSorry, I don’t speak SpanishLo siento, no hablo españolLo syento, no ablo espanyolI don’t speak..No hablo…No ablo…M name is…Me llamo…Me yamo…I don’t understandNo entiendoNo entyendoMore slowlyMás despacioMass despatheeoIt’s difficultEs difícilEs deefeetheelIt’s not easyNo es fácilNo ess fatheelWhat is this?¿Qué es esto?Kay ess esto?How about an ice cream?¿Qué tal un helado?Kay tal oon elado?
7 Earworms Vol.1 Track 10: Do you speak English? SpanishSounds like…Ok, why not?Vale, ¿por qué no?Balleh, por kay noh?How about a beer?¿Qué tal una cerveza?Kay tal oona thairbetha?How is it? What’s it like?¿Qué tal?Kay tal?Do you like it?¿Te gusta?Tay goostah?Yes, I like it. (very much)Sí, me gusta (mucho)See, may goostah moocho.I don’t like itNo me gustaNo may goostahAnother (one) pleaseOtra, por favor
8 Earworms method Student name: What is this method? (Say what it is, what you have to do to learn with this method)What do you know now that you didn’t know before using it today?Rate your progress (better/less good/as expected)What was effective/not effective?What did you like/dislike?Did it increase/decrease your motivation? How?Did it increase/decrease the length of time you could concentrate?