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Teaching Grammar using songs in MFL

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  1. 1. Any excuse for a song! (Teaching grammar) Isabelle Jones @icpjones http://isabellejones.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Mental ChecklistMental Checklist • Why do I like this song? How does it make me feel? • What is the general theme of the song? Is it appropriate for my class? • Are the words clear? • Does it have any slang in it? Any link to particular themes? • Is it different? What can this lead to? • What is the image of the singer? (age/ style) • How typically French, Spanish, Algerian, Colombian… are they/ is their music? • How memorable is their official music video? Is it a distraction? • What structures are repeated in the chorus? • What tenses are used in the song?
  3. 3. Musical translation * Compare words in the song with transcript- correct mistakes * Compare words in the song with the translation-what has been changed? Why? * Tense discrimination/comparison Use cover versions of popular songs like …
  4. 4. En vano hoy mi corazón saltó, Pero sin preguntar, hoy te besé Un hechizo fue Amor, no lo puedo negar No me digas que sólo me alejé Yo siempre te amaré Ya no mentiré, por ti escaparé Yo siempre te amaré Es como una Demolición Golpea fuerte el corazón cada muro en mi derribas hoy lo único que hiciste tu, fue destruir sólo, fue destruir Te puse en lo alto de Cielo Y ahora no bajarás Esto cambio el fuego Me quemó Cenizas quedarán No me digas que sólo me alejé Yo siempre te amaré Ya no mentiré, por ti escaparé Yo siempre te amaré http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVtL8Uv22D8 “Wrecking Ball" We clawed, we chained our hearts in vain We jumped never asking why We kissed, I fell under your spell. A love no one could deny Don't you ever say I just walked away I will always want you I can't live a lie, running for my life I will always want you I came in like a wrecking ball I never hit so hard in love All I wanted was to break your walls All you ever did was wreck me Yeah, you, you wreck me I put you high up in the sky And now, you're not coming down It slowly turned, you let me burn And now, we're ashes on the ground Don't you ever say I just walked away I will always want you I can't live a lie, running for my life I will always want you
  5. 5. AS-Popular CultureAS-Popular Culture • Introduction-from Jacques Brel to Stromae • Ne me quitte pas/ Formidable • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk7_HY9svAw • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymodDYIYBVw • Compare themes • Compare their backgrounds, personalities and how they convey their emotions in the video • Compare the language used (standard/ slang) • Study the different tenses used in song/ time frames? • Gap for Question 9 (grammar)-type exercise: immigration/ revision of imperfect (French): Said et Mohamed, Francis Cabrel
  6. 6. Essential LinksEssential Links • Karaoke! • http://www.lyricstraining.com • Fill in the gap exercises (10%, 30% or transcription) • All songs graded for difficulty • All authentic songs with youtube videos • Ipad/iphone app: Discovr Music
  7. 7. Essential LinksEssential Links • http://chansons-fr.com/ blog with French songs-videos and lyrics • http://www.lepointdufle.net/chansons.htm Links to French videos, lyrics and activities • http://www.tv5.org/cms/chaine-francophone/Musique/p-14241-Musique.htm (for French) • http://www.musique-de-la-semaine.eu/index.html Keeping up to date with French music • http://formespa.rediris.es/canciones/ Spanish songs, videos and activities • http://platea.pntic.mec.es/cvera/hotpot/chansons/index.htm Carmen Vera (French) • http://elmundodebirch.wikispaces.com/Spanish+Music+Database Sharon Birch (Spanish) • http://www.todoele.net/canciones/Cancion_list.asp Todo ELE (Spanish) • https://www.mindmeister.com/fr/23760404/la-musique-en-france (mindmap) • http://www.profedeele.es/ (blog with resources)
  8. 8. Any excuse for a song! (Teaching grammar) Isabelle Jones @icpjones http://isabellejones.blogspot.com

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