This ebook includes 42 ideas on how to teach English through Music in the Early Childhood Education and Primary Education stage. English can be taught while we also boost our students’ music skills, such as the ability to keep the bit, to perform rhythmic patterns, to identify sound qualities, to discover musical instruments… Thus, not only do these activities focus on how to teach English through Music in general, but they also aim at working on our students’ music skills and knowledge as we facilitate learners’ L2 acquisition process. Many of these activities can also be adapted and expanded to be used with Secondary school students.
This ebook includes general information on:
MOVIC description, theoretical foundations (why is Music a good tool to improve a foreign language?), objectives , language, teacher profile and material.
This ebook also includes:
- 42 activities to teach English through Music (or to teach Music through English).
- A list of music suggestions to use to implement the activities
- Plenty of links to recommended music.
- Flashcards needed for several activities: the first set of cards includes three animals and the music figures they represent; the second one contains 32 food illustration images with the amount of syllables each word has; the third one contains the same food illustration images, but this time with musical figures that fit into the amount of syllables that each word has; and the fourth set of cards includes 24 combinations of rhythmic patterns to practice and 32 food images with their names below.
These activities are intended to be flexible guidelines on how to use Music to teach English in a meaningful way, while putting an equal focus on both fields. Music is not only a tool to help our students’ English learning process, but it becomes the CONTEXT. In other words, these activities are aimed at working on Music content which will provide our students with paramount music skills. Each teacher should (and is encouraged) to adapt these activities to their own teaching style and students. I hope that they will provide you with in-depth guidance for a series of activities that I have found to be particularly effective and engaging in my classes. You can read more about MOVIC and the methodology in L’escola del món’s website.
Preview what it includes here (only pages 1-3; 11-13 and 38-39):