Using Songs And Chants

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1. 2. LARISSA TATIANA RICO BUITRAGO -[email_address] LUIS CARLOS ESTRADA NARANJO [email_address] Without music, life is a journey through a desert. Pat Conroy 3. OUTLINE METHODOLOGY Is it worthy? How? Insights on how to use them in class. (Samples) Considerations and drawbacks RESOURCES Video sound and lyrics Poetry Rhymes -short stories and songs Tasks and activities REFERENCES 4. METHODOLOGY Is it worthy?Adapted from B. Council, Hong Kong 2005 I just cantget youout ofof head Kylie Minogue Cf. Kavanagh (2008) Avoid feelings of embarrassment in production Krashen suggests that the repetitive element of songs activates Chomskys LAD Promotes exploration of new sounds It goes beyond everyday language and classroom level It promotes cooperative learning. 5. METHODOLOGY Is it worthy?Adapted from B. Council, Hong Kong 2005 You are the music while the music lasts. ~T. S. EliotSense of ownership of the song and the language Practice of difficult sounds Rhytm and intonation Children engage in egocentric language(Piaget 1923) Can be used in any stage of the lesson. 6. METHODOLOGY Is it worthy?Adapted from B. Council, Hong Kong 2005 S ounds like the blues are composed of feeling, finesse, and fear. Billy GibbonsShort and long term memory (Murphy 1990) Parents like it, therefore they reinforce Relaxing and promote harmony Short, authentic and easy. They help children with speech problems therefore promotes confidence They give new insights into the target culture. 7. Relaxation Guided fantasy. Drills or cloze texts.Focus questions. True-false statements.Put lines into the correct sequence.Dictation . Add a final verse.Give names to pictures. Write missing words. Find intruders. Error detection and correction Circle the antonyms/synonyms of the given words. Discuss. Find the hidden lyrics. METHODOLOGY 8. Dear friend, Do you know how it feels when someone leaves you without saying good-bye?For sure you do, now I remember that the same thing happened to you some months ago with your last boyfriend.It is summer here but it feels like winter in my heart.It is ahot summer , the hottest in many years, thestreets and the pavements are burning. I dont know what to do.Isit around. I spend some minutes in the parktrying to smileas I see some children happily playingbut the air is so heavy and drythat I just couldnt do it.I am walking around another corner of this big city.Everyone is laughing here but I only hearstrange voicesthatare sayingsomething on my mind(What did they say?)they say t hingsthatI cant understand. It is all confusion inside of me.For most of them,its too close to comfort.This heatis wonderful and I know that hehas gothappinessright out of handwithout me by his side. Its a cruel summer! I dont care about anyone and it is l eaving me heredoing allon my own .Itssucha cruel summer that I say to myself:now youre gonebutyoure not the only one. Anyone can see it, t he city is crowdedwith happy people,my friends are awaybecause we all have different livesand Im on my own. Its too hard to handle!I wonder if I am going to feel better tomorrow.Excuse me for complaining so much my dear friend, I really needed to tell someone about all this.Ive been thinking of leaving away I dont know if it is right So I gotta get upright nowand go on ! Sincerely, Pam. EXAMPLE 9. It is ahot summer , the hottest in many years, thestreets and the pavements are burning. I dont know what to do.Isit around. I spend some minutes in the parktrying to smile as I see some children happily playingbut the air is so heavy and drythat I just couldnt do it.I am walking around another corner of this big city.Everyone is laughing here but I only hearstrange voicesthatare sayingsomething on my mind(What did they say?)they say t hingsthatI cant understand. It is all confusion inside of me.For most of them,its tooclose to comfort.This heatis wonderful and I know that hehas gothappinessrightout of handwithout me by his side.Its a cruel summer! I dont care about anyone and it is l eaving me heredoing allon my own .Its sucha cruel Summerthat I say to myself:now youre gonebutyoure not the only one. Anyone can see it,the city is crowdedwith happy people,my friends are awaybecause we all have different livesand Im on my own. Its too hard to handle!I wonder if I am going to feel better tomorrow.Excuse me for complaining so much my dear friend, I really needed to tell someone about all this.Ive been thinking of leaving away I dont know if it is right So I gotta get upright nowand go on ! EXAMPLE 10. TIPS WHEN WORKING WITH SONGS METHODOLOGY BEFORE THE LESSON: STUDENTS PROFILE. AIM OF THE LESSON (LANGUAGE ITEM) DURING THE LESSON: PRE-LISTENING:Reading, brainstorming, speaking activity. WHILE LISTENING:TechniquesPOST LISTENING. Reaction towards the song, feelings, acting out the song, impressions, write about experiences! 11. CONSIDERATIONS AND DRAWBACKS METHODOLOGY INCORRECT Grammar AND slang It could be overwhelming: TOO MANY WORDSNot every one likes all the songs The teacher ought to know the lyrics It takes time for students to react Do not take the fun away from the song 12. RESOURCES Ations by Shel Silverstein If we meet and I say, "Hi," That's a salutation.If you ask me how I feel, That's consideration. If we stop and talk a while, That's a conversation. If we understand each other,That's communication.If we argue, scream and fight, That's an altercation. If later we apologize,That's reconciliation. If we help each other home, That's a cooperation. And all these actions added upMake Civilization. (And if I say this is a wonderful poem,Is that exaggeration?) 13. RESOURCES Video, audio, transcripts and lyrics 14. RESOURCES Video,audio , transcripts and lyrics 15. Every kind of choice we make in teaching must depend on different variables. Variety is the spice of life!. Different kinds of meaningful and authentic input is motivating for the students. Songs and chants can be used in varied ways It just depends on our creativity and imagination to design appealing, challenging, and meaningful tasks to the students!. CONCLUSIONS 16. 17. material student teacher 18. Eken, D.K. (1996). Ideas for using songs in the English language classroom.English Teaching FORUM, 34/1:46-47Garcia-Saez, C. 1984. The use of songs in class as an important stimulus in the learning of a language. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Colorado Springs, Colorado.Graham, C. 1978.Jazz chants . New York: Oxford University Press. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/talk/questions/using-chants http://www.pearsoned.co.kr/pds/elt/email/20061024_KOTESOL/10_Melanie_Interview.htm http://www.usingenglish.com/articles/using-songs-with-young-learners.html http://www.youtube.com REFERENCES 19.