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Our experience in cantalenguas

  1. 1. OUR EXPERIENCE IN CANTALENGUAS SONG CONTEST Charo Ramírez María Sánchez Juan Luque ...and the special collaboration of our mate Lucía Sotojueves, 18 de abril de 13
  2. 2. Is music a good way to learn English? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8GM0jG- aTcs&list=UUfYYi6aJNg70mFYnbBKcMQwjueves, 18 de abril de 13
  3. 3. Really…? • In groups of three or four people propose reasons why teaching English with songs is a good way to learn Englishjueves, 18 de abril de 13
  4. 4. Benefits of songs in the ELT • They…. • Are easily obtainable • Are active (specially in pre- • Promote a wide range of primary/primary) activities and exercises: • Introduce new vocabulary • Grammar • Are adaptable to needs • Vocabulary • Transmit culture • Pronunciation • Are social • Debates • Provide practice and repetition • … • Are up to datejueves, 18 de abril de 13
  5. 5. …and the most important thing is… •STUDENTS LIKE THEM!!!jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  6. 6. Our experience in Cantalenguas contest… • This is our third year participating • The first year we competed in the category of teachers and Secondary (live) • Our second experience took place only in the category of teachers • This year has been the most ambitious with participants in three categories • Pre-primary (karaoke) • Primary (live) • Secondary (Karaoke)jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  7. 7. We learn… step by stepjueves, 18 de abril de 13
  8. 8. Step 1 Teachers looked for songs in order to find their karaoke versions.jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  9. 9. Step 2 Listening to songs at school might be a good option to know if children enjoy them.jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  10. 10. Step 3 If they like them, it is necessary to listen to them twice a day for two weeks.jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  11. 11. Step Meeting with 4 families. At this meeting we… Provide them with a photocopy with the piece of the lyrics of the songs to sing at home Photocopy Give them some Web pages where they can look for videoclips and lyrics versions John  Lennon  -­‐  Imagine  -­‐  Lyrics  –  YouTube Aqua  -­‐  Barbie  Girl  –  YouTubejueves, 18 de abril de 13
  12. 12. Imagine-­‐  John  Lennon  lyrics Barbie  girl  –  Aqua  lyrics   Gangnam  Style   Imagine  theres  no  heaven Im  a  barbie  girl,  in  a   Oppa  gangnam  style,  op  op  op Its  easy  if  you  try barbie  world   Oppa  gangnam  style No  hell  below  us Life  in  plas>c,  its  fantas>c!   Ehhh  sexy  ladies  ou  ou  ou  ou Above  us  only  sky you  can  brush  my  hair,   Oppa  gangnam  style Imagine  all  the  people undress  me  everywhere   Living  for  today...   Imagina>on,  life  is  your   I  like  dance,  oh  baby  baby  please crea>on   All  the  people  please Come  on  Barbie,  lets  go   Dance  dance  dance  with  me party!   Everybody-­‐  Backstreet  boys  lyrics Everybody,  yeah   Rock  your  body,  yeah   Everybody,  yeah   Rock  your  body  right   Backstreets  back,  alright  jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  13. 13. Step 5 Phonetic transcription in a big paper. Imagine-­‐  John  Lennon  Lyrics   Gangnam  Style Barbie  girl  –  Aqua  lyrics /ɪˈmæʤɪn/   /(Oppa)  (gangnam)  staɪl  (op)   /aɪm  ə  (barbie)  gɜːl  ɪn  ə/ /ɪˈmæʤɪn  ðeəz  nəʊ  ˈhevn/ (op)  (op)/ /(barbie)  wɜːld/ /ɪts  ˈiːzɪ  ɪf  jʊ  traɪ/   /(Oppa)  (gangnam)  staɪl/ /laɪf  ɪn  ˈplæstɪk  ɪts/ /nəʊ  hel  bɪˈləʊ  ʌs/   /(Ehhh)  ˈseksɪ  ˈleɪdɪz  (ou)  (ou)   /fænˈtæstɪk/ /əˈbʌv  ʌs  ˈəʊnlɪ  skaɪ/ (ou)  (ou)/ /jʊ  kæn  brʌʃ  maɪ  heə/ /ɪˈmæʤɪn  ɔːl  ðə  ˈpiːpl/ /(Oppa)  (gangnam)  staɪl/ /ˈʌnˈdres  miː  ˈevrɪweə/ /ˈlɪvɪŋ  fə  təˈdeɪ/   /ɪˌmæʤɪˈneɪʃən  laɪf  ɪz  jə/ /aɪ  laɪk  dɑːns  əʊ  ˈbeɪbɪ  ˈbeɪbɪ   /kriːˈeɪʃən/ Everybody-­‐  Backstreet  boys   pliːz/ /kʌm  ɒn  (Barbielets)  gəʊ/ lyrics   /ɔːl  ðə  ˈpiːpl  pliːz/ /ˈpɑːtɪ/ /ˈevrɪbɒdɪ  jeə/ /dɑːns  dɑːns  dɑːns  wɪð  miː/ /rɒk  jə  ˈbɒdɪ  jeə/ /ˈevrɪbɒdɪ  jeə/ /rɒk  jə  ˈbɒdɪ  raɪt/ /(Backstreets)  bæk  (alright)/jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  14. 14. Step 6 We learnt by repetition and emphasizing on pronunciation. Video: Imagine  rep. Video:  I  like  dance  rep.jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  15. 15. Step 7 Children danced without singing. Video: Imagine  only  dancejueves, 18 de abril de 13
  16. 16. Step 8 We sent the families a link with directions to make the costumes by themselves. How  to  make  a  tutu  for  girls  -­‐  YouTubejueves, 18 de abril de 13
  17. 17. Step 9 Children practiced dancing and singing while listening to the original songs. Video: Gangnam  stylejueves, 18 de abril de 13
  18. 18. Step 10 They sang and danced with the Karaoke versions. Video: Barbie  fulljueves, 18 de abril de 13
  19. 19. Step 11 Parents helped us to decorate the stagejueves, 18 de abril de 13
  20. 20. Recording the show Step 12jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  21. 21. It was Fun and Stunning! SÉNECA MIX!!!jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  22. 22. Primary • This year we have participated with the Brazilian song “Magalenha” performed with our Seneca’s band “BATUCOLE”jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  23. 23. Secondary • We have worked “The lazy song” by Bruno Mars,with a group of six girls. • In the link below,one of them talks about her experience in the contest and the utility of songs in ELT • Interview • This has been the result… • The lazy song • At this moment they are FINALISTS of the 2013 editionjueves, 18 de abril de 13
  24. 24. …AND THE ICING ON THE CAKE… •Our school staff participated in the contest the last two years.jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  25. 25. How did we organize everything? • Send an email calling for participation • Once we had the final number of participants,it was time to decide the song. • Suggestions were required on the message board. • We voted the most appropriate song taking into account the number of people (a song for more than twenty people!!),the lyrics (because not all of the teachers speak English),and the music rhythm (which must be easy to sing)jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  26. 26. The first meeting • Sheets with the lyrics were given to the teachers in order to get in contact with the song. • We watched the video and established the individual or group performances. • One of us coordinated the matter of costumes (even the first year we made our costumes by ourselves)jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  27. 27. Further meetings • Practising including choreography. • Finally,we recorded our performance.jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  28. 28. Benefits of our experience • All the staff worked together in an aspect of our bilingual project which was taking off two years ago. • An important thing is that he song was an opportunity to reinforce the laboral relationships not only between teachers but also with the service and administration staff. • The collaborative work in a common project. • We as teachers,show to our students the importance of participating in this kind of activities without shyness or embarrassment. • And finally,enjoy ourselves and have fun forgetting about our daily routine.jueves, 18 de abril de 13
  29. 29. Weren’t you anxious….? • Walking on sunshine • I will follow Himjueves, 18 de abril de 13
  30. 30. Thank you!!!!jueves, 18 de abril de 13