I have always been a strong advocate for using music in the Languages classroom and was delighted to be offered to present a TiLT Webinar for ALL London on this topic.
I have been a member of ALL, the Association for Language Learning for as long as I can remember and their programme of free Webinars to support language teachers during the pandemic has simply been amazing. Co-hosted by ALL London chair Helen Myers and ICT expert Joe Dale, there are now more 50 TiLT Webinars that can be accessed through the ALL London website and Joe's YouTube channel.
In my webinar, I shared a range of tools and ideas for integrating music in activities in and outside the classroom. We looked at streaming platforms like Spotify, recording tools and apps as well as sites to source free beats and loops to support pupils' creativity and memorisation of language.
I also presented tools to use melody, rhythm and song lyrics to enhance pupils' enjoyment, motivation and support their recall of key language structures.
I showed different resources to develop teachers' knowledge in order to link music and song lyrics to the culture of the Target-Language countries.
Last but not least, I shared how specific websites, apps and social media can support teachers in discovering new artists and tracks from a range of Target-Language countries.
My slides can be downloaded from here
A copy of the chat discussion and the recording of the webinar is available from ALL London website and Joe Dale's YouTube channel
The following collaborative Wakelets were started in the session:
Songs for young learners https://wakelet.com/i/invite?code=ad5b361
Do join in and share your favourite songs to teach languages....