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Using Songs in the EFL Classroom D. Deubelbeiss
Songs in the Classroom What do you know?
Why use songs when teaching?
Rationale <ul><li>Affective reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Linguistic reasons </li></ul><ul...
Authentic English!
They are  Active!
They have lots of vocabulary!
They are adaptable to needs
They transmit culture!
They are short / condensed.
They are social!
Phonemic awareness!
They are repetitive!
They are up to date!
They are adaptable, obtainable!
Students like them!
<ul><li>Songs promote listening exercises practices through different specific tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>They are a nice wa...
DISADVANTAGES <ul><li>Bothers other classes </li></ul><ul><li>Not “serious” study </li></ul><ul><li>Students disagree abou...
How do you want to study English?
What kind of things should we consider when we use songs in our English class?
 
What kind of songs should we use?
Many kinds of songs! <ul><li>Pop songs  Chants  Nursery Rhymes </li></ul><ul><li>Jingles  Folk Songs  Learning Songs </li>...
Many kinds of songs! <ul><li>Pop songs  Chants  Nursery Rhymes </li></ul><ul><li>Jingles  Folk Songs  Learning Songs </li>...
What kind of activities can we do with songs?
listen for gist listen for words listen for stress listen for sounds
How should we plan our activities?
What do you wear on your head? A hat.  What do you wear on your hands? Gloves.  What do you wear on your feet? Socks. Shoe...
Where's Jack? He's not here.  Where did he go? I don't know. Where's Mary? She's not here.  Where did she go? I don't know...
<ul><li>Twinkle Twinkle Little Star </li></ul><ul><li>How I wonder what you are? </li></ul><ul><li>Up above the world so h...
ROSES ARE  RED VIOLETS ARE  BLUE SUGAR IS SWEET  But not as sweet as YOU! Roses Are Red
SuperSimpleSongs EFL Classroom 2.0 Music Bookmarks Karafun Karaoke Using Songs and Chants  – Caldas University ppt Reasons...
 
 
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Using songs in the efl classroom

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Using songs in the efl classroom

  1. 1. Using Songs in the EFL Classroom D. Deubelbeiss
  2. 2. Songs in the Classroom What do you know?
  3. 3. Why use songs when teaching?
  4. 4. Rationale <ul><li>Affective reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Linguistic reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Social Reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Reasons </li></ul>
  5. 5. Authentic English!
  6. 6. They are Active!
  7. 7. They have lots of vocabulary!
  8. 8. They are adaptable to needs
  9. 9. They transmit culture!
  10. 10. They are short / condensed.
  11. 11. They are social!
  12. 12. Phonemic awareness!
  13. 13. They are repetitive!
  14. 14. They are up to date!
  15. 15. They are adaptable, obtainable!
  16. 16. Students like them!
  17. 17. <ul><li>Songs promote listening exercises practices through different specific tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>They are a nice way to introduce a topic, grammar structures. </li></ul><ul><li>They are useful to reinforce studied linguistic functions. </li></ul><ul><li>They promote the practice of pronunciation, intonation and stress. </li></ul><ul><li>They are a nice way to introduce, practice, and review vocabulary. </li></ul><ul><li>They are useful to practice writing. </li></ul><ul><li>They enrich the knowledge of cultural features. </li></ul><ul><li>They are a way of developing of language skills </li></ul>
  18. 18. DISADVANTAGES <ul><li>Bothers other classes </li></ul><ul><li>Not “serious” study </li></ul><ul><li>Students disagree about “which” song. </li></ul><ul><li>Some students don’t like singing </li></ul><ul><li>Students just want to listen not learn </li></ul><ul><li>Students just want to listen </li></ul><ul><li>lack of equipment or malfunctioning </li></ul>
  19. 19. How do you want to study English?
  20. 20. What kind of things should we consider when we use songs in our English class?
  21. 22. What kind of songs should we use?
  22. 23. Many kinds of songs! <ul><li>Pop songs Chants Nursery Rhymes </li></ul><ul><li>Jingles Folk Songs Learning Songs </li></ul><ul><li>Commercials Silly Songs Tongue Twisters </li></ul><ul><li>Student Created Songs Holiday Songs </li></ul>
  23. 24. Many kinds of songs! <ul><li>Pop songs Chants Nursery Rhymes </li></ul><ul><li>Jingles Folk Songs Learning Songs </li></ul><ul><li>Commercials Silly Songs Tongue Twisters </li></ul><ul><li>Student Created Songs Holiday Songs </li></ul>
  24. 25. What kind of activities can we do with songs?
  25. 26. listen for gist listen for words listen for stress listen for sounds
  26. 27. How should we plan our activities?
  27. 28. What do you wear on your head? A hat. What do you wear on your hands? Gloves. What do you wear on your feet? Socks. Shoes and socks. Shoes and socks. What do you wear when it ’ s cold? Socks. Shoes and socks. Shoes and socks. What do you wear when it's warm? Socks. Shoes and socks. Shoes and socks. . Shoes and Socks Hi How are you?
  28. 29. Where's Jack? He's not here. Where did he go? I don't know. Where's Mary? She's not here. Where did she go? I don't know. . Where are Sue and Bobby? They're not here. Where did they go? I don't know. Where's Mr. Brown? He's over there. Where? Over there, asleep in the chair. Where’s Jack I like my friends
  29. 30. <ul><li>Twinkle Twinkle Little Star </li></ul><ul><li>How I wonder what you are? </li></ul><ul><li>Up above the world so high </li></ul><ul><li>Like a diamond in the sky. </li></ul><ul><li>Twinkle Twinkle Little Star </li></ul><ul><li>How I wonder what you are? </li></ul>TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
  30. 31. ROSES ARE RED VIOLETS ARE BLUE SUGAR IS SWEET But not as sweet as YOU! Roses Are Red
  31. 32. SuperSimpleSongs EFL Classroom 2.0 Music Bookmarks Karafun Karaoke Using Songs and Chants – Caldas University ppt Reasons for using songs – Kevin Schoepp Jazz Chants – Carolyn Graham Kids Karaoke on EFL Classroom 2.0 Song Resources / Downloads Sources and Resources

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