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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Language lessons with a sing

  1. 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. 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. 3. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves
  4. 4. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves <ul><li>Lesson Starters and vocal warm-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Using music to teach/practise lesson content </li></ul><ul><li>A look at phonic songs </li></ul>
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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 <ul><li>Focuses class </li></ul><ul><li>Respond as one voice </li></ul><ul><li>Very powerful when </li></ul><ul><li>pupil leads the class </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable for all </li></ul>
  14. 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. 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. 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. 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. 18. Web: www.souffler.co.uk Email: souffler.uk@gmail.com Blog: www.souffler.typead.com.uk Twitter: @ markpurves <ul><li>It has a catchy tune </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easy to learn </li></ul><ul><li>It has a bit of humour </li></ul><ul><li>It has an identifiable character in it expressing emotion so that pupils can easily latch onto meaning </li></ul><ul><li>There is a lot of repetition </li></ul><ul><li>You can do actions to help memorise the language </li></ul><ul><li>It practises an absolutely core structure, the second verb infinitive with ‘je peux …/ je ne peux pas’ </li></ul><ul><li>It develops pronunciation as it integrates many different ways of expressing the French acute accented ‘e’ sound with other similar sounding phonemes. </li></ul>What makes a good song?
  19. 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. 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
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