Using Songs And Chants

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Using Songs And Chants

  1. 2. LARISSA TATIANA RICO BUITRAGO - [email_address] LUIS CARLOS ESTRADA NARANJO [email_address] Without music, life is a journey through a desert. Pat Conroy
  2. 3. OUTLINE METHODOLOGY Is it worthy? How? Insights on how to use them in class. (Samples) Considerations and drawbacks RESOURCES Video sound and lyrics Poetry – Rhymes - short stories and songs Tasks and activities REFERENCES
  3. 4. METHODOLOGY Is it worthy? Adapted from B. Council, Hong Kong 2005 “ I just can’t get you out of of head” Kylie Minogue Cf. Kavanagh (2008) <ul><li>Avoid feelings of embarrassment in production </li></ul><ul><li>“ Krashen suggests that the repetitive element of songs activates Chomsky’s LAD” </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes exploration of new sounds </li></ul><ul><li>It goes beyond everyday language and classroom level </li></ul><ul><li>It promotes cooperative learning. </li></ul>
  4. 5. METHODOLOGY Is it worthy? Adapted from B. Council, Hong Kong 2005 You are the music while the music lasts. ~ T. S. Eliot Sense of ownership of the song and the language Practice of difficult sounds Rhytm and intonation Children engage in egocentric language (Piaget 1923) Can be used in any stage of the lesson.
  5. 6. METHODOLOGY Is it worthy? Adapted from B. Council, Hong Kong 2005 “ S ounds like the blues are composed of feeling, finesse, and fear”. Billy Gibbons Short and long term memory (Murphy 1990) Parents like it, therefore they reinforce Relaxing and promote harmony Short, authentic and easy. They help children with speech problems therefore promotes confidence They give new insights into the target culture.
  6. 7. <ul><li>Relaxation </li></ul><ul><li>Guided fantasy. </li></ul><ul><li>Drills or cloze texts. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus questions. </li></ul><ul><li>True-false statements. </li></ul><ul><li>Put lines into the correct sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>Dictation . </li></ul><ul><li>Add a final verse. </li></ul><ul><li>Give names to pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>Write missing words. </li></ul><ul><li>Find intruders. </li></ul><ul><li>Error detection and correction </li></ul><ul><li>Circle the antonyms/synonyms of the given words. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the hidden lyrics. </li></ul>METHODOLOGY
  7. 8. <ul><li>Dear friend, </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know how it feels when someone leaves you without saying good-bye? For sure you do, now I remember that </li></ul><ul><li>the same thing happened to you some months ago with your last boyfriend. It is summer here but it feels like winter </li></ul><ul><li>in my heart. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a hot summer , the hottest in many years, the streets and the pavements are burning. I don’t know what to do. I </li></ul><ul><li>sit around. I spend some minutes in the park trying to smile as I see some children happily playing but the air is so </li></ul><ul><li>heavy and dry that I just couldn’t do it. I am walking around another corner of this big city. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is laughing here but I only hear strange voices that are saying something on my mind (What did they say?) they </li></ul><ul><li>say t hings that I can’t understand. It is all confusion inside of me. For most of them, it’s too close to comfort. </li></ul><ul><li>This heat is wonderful and I know that he has got happiness right out of hand without me by his side. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a cruel summer! I don’t care about anyone and it is l eaving me here doing all on my own . It’s such a cruel summer </li></ul><ul><li>that I say to myself: now you’re gone but you’re not the only one. Anyone can see it, t he city is crowded with happy </li></ul><ul><li>people, my friends are away because we all have different lives and I’m on my own. It’s too hard to handle! I </li></ul><ul><li>wonder if I am going to feel better tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>Excuse me for complaining so much my dear friend, I really needed to tell someone about all this. I’ve been </li></ul><ul><li>thinking of leaving away… I don’t know if it is right …So I gotta get up right now and go on ! </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerely, </li></ul><ul><li>  Pam. </li></ul>EXAMPLE
  8. 9. <ul><li>It is a hot summer , the hottest in many years, the streets and the pavements are burning. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t know what to do. I sit around. I spend some minutes in the park trying to smile </li></ul><ul><li>as I see some children happily playing but the air is so heavy and dry that I just couldn’t </li></ul><ul><li>do it. I am walking around another corner of this big city. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is laughing here but I only hear strange voices that are saying something on my </li></ul><ul><li>mind (What did they say?) they say t hings that I can’t understand. It is all confusion </li></ul><ul><li>inside of me. For most of them, it’s too close to comfort. This heat is wonderful and </li></ul><ul><li>I know that he has got happiness right out of hand without me by his side. It’s a cruel </li></ul><ul><li>summer! I don’t care about anyone and it is l eaving me here doing all on my own . It’s </li></ul><ul><li>such a cruel Summer that I say to myself: now you’re gone but you’re not the only one. </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can see it, the city is crowded with happy people, my friends are away because </li></ul><ul><li>we all have different lives and I’m on my own. It’s too hard to handle! I wonder if I </li></ul><ul><li>am going to feel better tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>Excuse me for complaining so much my dear friend, I really needed to tell someone </li></ul><ul><li>about all this. I’ve been thinking of leaving away… I don’t know if it is right …So I gotta get up right now and go on ! </li></ul>EXAMPLE
  9. 10. <ul><li>TIPS WHEN WORKING WITH SONGS </li></ul>METHODOLOGY <ul><li>BEFORE THE LESSON: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>STUDENTS’ PROFILE. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AIM OF THE LESSON (LANGUAGE ITEM) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DURING THE LESSON: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PRE-LISTENING: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading, brainstorming, speaking activity. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHILE LISTENING: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Techniques </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>POST –LISTENING. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reaction towards the song, feelings, acting out the song, impressions, write about experiences! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. CONSIDERATIONS AND DRAWBACKS METHODOLOGY INCORRECT Grammar AND slang It could be overwhelming: TOO MANY WORDS Not every one likes all the songs The teacher ought to know the lyrics It takes time for students to react Do not take the fun away from the song
  11. 12. RESOURCES Ations by Shel Silverstein If we meet and I say, &quot;Hi,&quot; That's a salutation. If you ask me how I feel, That's consideration. If we stop and talk a while, That's a conversation. If we understand each other, That's communication. If we argue, scream and fight, That's an altercation. If later we apologize, That's reconciliation. If we help each other home, That's a cooperation. And all these actions added up Make Civilization. (And if I say this is a wonderful poem, Is that exaggeration?)
  12. 13. RESOURCES Video, audio, transcripts and lyrics
  13. 14. RESOURCES Video, audio , transcripts and lyrics
  14. 15. <ul><li>Every kind of choice we make in teaching must depend on different variables. </li></ul><ul><li>Variety is the spice of life!. </li></ul><ul><li>Different kinds of meaningful and authentic input is motivating for the students. </li></ul><ul><li>Songs and chants can be used in varied ways… It just depends on our creativity and imagination to design appealing, challenging, and meaningful tasks to the students!. </li></ul>CONCLUSIONS
  15. 17. material student teacher
  16. 18. <ul><li>Eken, D.K. (1996). Ideas for using songs in the English language classroom. English Teaching FORUM, 34/1:46-47 </li></ul><ul><li>Garcia-Saez, C. 1984. The use of songs in class as an important stimulus in the learning of a language. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Colorado Springs, Colorado. </li></ul><ul><li>Graham, C. 1978. Jazz chants . New York: Oxford University Press. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/talk/questions/using-chants </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pearsoned.co.kr/pds/elt/email/20061024_KOTESOL/10_Melanie_Interview.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.usingenglish.com/articles/using-songs-with-young-learners.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com </li></ul>REFERENCES

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