Story Song2nd January 2023
Charles Goodger at IATEFL3rd January 2023
Meaning in sound – presenting new language through action songs
How does the human brain process meaning in sound? Have you ever thought about the connection between music and language? In this entertaining webinar Charles Goodger will start by outlining the interesting parallels between the notes in a melody and the phonemes in a language chunk. He will then go to illustrate why the presentative action song is one of the most effective tools a language teacher can use. The combination of music and mime, rhythm and rhyme in a fun song which learners mime, sing and act out can galvanise English teaching and lead to faster and better results in terms of memorisation, pronunciation and boosted confidence. Charles will also underline the key importance of dynamic and graded follow-up worksheets, games and activities to recycle song content. He will show you how to write your own action song based on his successful action song programme as a teacher trainer for Bologna University.
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