Adults sing at religious services, bars, in the shower, and listening to the radio car. Songs have become an integral part of our language experience, and if used in coordination with a language lesson they can be of great value. Furthermore, thanks to the Internet, we can have access easily to music and lyrics (like lyrics.com, metrolyrics.com, etc).
Children enjoy games and music as these activities provide a link with home and school life. The use of songs has some advantages: it provides variety to the range of learning situations, improves the listening skills, the attention span and the concentration, pupil participation is encouraged and reduces teacher’s control.
1. The Importance of Music and Song in Language Learning
Theoretical Rationale: There are some patterns which explain why using songs in the classroom is valuable. These patterns include affective reasons, cognitive reasons, and linguistic reasons. There are…
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