Language lessons with a sing

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Presentation given to Oldham Primary languages conference Jan 2011 on how to integrate music,rhythm,singing into language lessons. Links to other files used can be found at http://souffler.typepad.com/home/2011/01/oldham-primary-languages-conference-2011.html

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  • 1. Language lessons with a Sing Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves http://souffler.typepad.com/home/2011/01/oldham-primary-languages-conference-2011.html
  • 2. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Who on earth is he?
  • 3. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves
  • 4. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves
  • 5. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves “ Out of the fullness of the HEART the mouth SPEAKS.” “ Out of the learning of grammar, the mouth speaks” Creativity & language learning
  • 6. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Fill up children’s hearts how to spark that emotional connection in pupils with the materials they are trying to learn
  • 7. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves How music, rhythm and singing can inspire both you and your pupils in your lessons and help make this emotional connection
  • 8. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Adaptable to any language Adaptable to any area of the curriculum
  • 9. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves
    • Lesson Starters and vocal warm-ups
    • Using music to teach/practise lesson content
    • A look at phonic songs
  • 10. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Lesson Starters and vocal warm-ups Vous êtes vraiment barjot The FIRST requirement of learning a language is that you are prepared to look and sound like a complete plonker
  • 11. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Lesson Starters and vocal warm-ups Vowels Consonant + vowel Cognates Defining syllables Practise structures
  • 12. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Lesson Starters and vocal warm-ups The (any language) Haka Praise Phrases Language Aerobics Revising language learnt
  • 13. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Lesson Starters and vocal warm-ups The power of Call & Response
    • Focuses class
    • Respond as one voice
    • Very powerful when
    • pupil leads the class
    • Comfortable for all
  • 14. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Using music/rhythm to teach/practise lesson content Practise simple dialogues / Sentences to music. Build up your own set of backing tracks Choose strong rhythmic tracks
  • 15. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Using music/rhythm to teach/practise lesson content Sources of backing tracks Audio Network – Professionally Produced music for TV/film www.audionetwork.com http://audio.lgfl.org.uk Many LEAs have licenses
  • 16. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Sources of backing tracks Using music/rhythm to teach/practise lesson content Use well-known songs www.karaoke-version.com www.guitarbackingtrack.com
  • 17. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Using phonic songs Singing is first to encourage good pronunciation second to learn structure/vocab
  • 18. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves
    • It has a catchy tune
    • It’s easy to learn
    • It has a bit of humour
    • It has an identifiable character in it expressing emotion so that pupils can easily latch onto meaning
    • There is a lot of repetition
    • You can do actions to help memorise the language
    • It practises an absolutely core structure, the second verb infinitive with ‘je peux …/ je ne peux pas’
    • It develops pronunciation as it integrates many different ways of expressing the French acute accented ‘e’ sound with other similar sounding phonemes.
    What makes a good song?
  • 19. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Links Phonic songs from ‘souffler.co.uk’ French, German, Spanish song/rap resources from Carole Nicoll’s ‘ language-factory.co.uk’ Task Magic software from Mdlsoft.co.uk
  • 20. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves Links Wavepad and Audacity sound editors Mixcraft, a windows version of Garageband. Record yours or pupil vocals over a backing track