SONGS: PQ SE USAN CANCIONS?: Blasi and Foley: Children're inherently musical, which's supported by children's eagerness to engage in musical play. Neuman: Pueden mejorar: Can improve children's memory, vocabulary, and creative uses of language. BENEFICIOS Fonseca: Songs for language learning have been considered in relation to the development of the four skills, activation of both hemispheres, memory, motivation and cultural sensitivity. POP SONGS CHARACT: BENEFITS: -Songs provide a natural context for language use. -Songs allow children to pick up chunks of language. -Songs encourage all children, to participate and to speak in class; -Singnin is fun. -Songs, rhymes and chants are natural language behaviour; -Songs make language easy to remember. SONGS CAN BE USED: 1.Review what has been learned; 2.Practise the language; 3.Change the pace and activate the students. TIPOS SONGS Brewster: 1.Action: These songs are closely related to the Total Physical Response method (James Asher) which's based on the idea of learning language through actions and commands. 2.Traditional: Convey foreign customs, helping to pupils to appreciate the English culture. 3.Pop: Pop songs have characteristics that help learning a second language: Short words, Time and place are usually imprecise, The language is conversational. OTHER TYPES: Topic songs(Acquisition of vocabulary); Spelling songs(Used to train alphabet); Songs for special occasions(Which are played for celebrating festivities).
ASPECTS THAT CAN BE IMPROVE THROUGH: Songs introduce new vocabulary, illustrate cultural features and situations as well as work on pronunciation and intonation.-Memory:Essential in the language learning process: Imaging, Method of loci, Pegword method, Rhyming. -Vocabulary and culture. -Physical benefits. -Pronunciation. -Stress, intonation and rhythmic gruops: 4 supra segmental features: -First is stress (degree or force), -Second is pich and intonation, -Third is pause, -Fourth is rhytm. QHICH SONGS WORK BEST WITH A SPECIFIC GROUP?: The lyrics must be simple enough tha the children will understand the song with a little pre-teaching of vocabulary or expressions.. The melodies should be simple and repetitive and avoid any leaps in pich. THINGS FOR DESING THE SONG BASED ACTIVITIES: 1)Lengh. 2)Level. 3)Repetition. 4)Content. 5)Relevance. 6)Actions. 7)Context. 8)Catchiness. DESING SESSION BASED: 1.Introduction; 2.Preparation: -Relate the topic of the song; -Help children to understand the song with gestures; -Introduce to children the vocabulary. 3.Singing the song: -Let children listen to the song; -Invite pupils to join in singing; -Let children sing the song; -Let children sing different parts of the song. 4.Follow-up activities.