By combining people's passion with learning a foreign language, we have found a perfectly harmonious combination of language learning with the use of music.
Music accompanies each of us every day, is positively perceived, calms, relaxes, makes us reflect, but also stimulates the imagination or motivates us to act, but above all gives us joy. It is not for nothing that the sayings "music is playing" and "guitar playing" were created, which mean that everything is "fine".
We "play music" not only because it is great, but also because we use music during foreign language lessons. This is a great combination because music is an additional stimulus that stimulates the senses. Thanks to this combination in a singing way, we open the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, naturally stimulating the memory to act, we record words and whole phrases melodiously. By playing a melody in your head, it's much easier to recall the lyrics in a song.
Interestingly, learning a foreign language using music can start from an early age. In kindergarten and early school education, learning songs is usually combined with illustrations showing its meaning. In the subsequent stages of education, teachers usually use music and lyrics to introduce new vocabulary or grammar. Learning with music can also take place outside of school, and should, because music is an accessible and enjoyable source of learning.
It is worth knowing that the use of music in learning a foreign language is very good for people with pronunciation problems, listening will help to solve this problem. As early as 3 decades ago, scientists started researching the use of music as a teaching source. As a result of many years of observation, they concluded that music naturally positively influences the broadly understood spectrum of teaching, including learning foreign languages.
Music nowadays plays a very important role in learning foreign languages. First of all, it has a very positive effect on the imagination and memory. Prepares the brain tool to correctly record pronunciation in a foreign language. It also has a positive effect on perceptions. After all, listening to music is pure pleasure, and in the case of learning foreign languages, you can combine business with pleasure. And we like such combinations the most.
It is worth repeating this so that it is well remembered, it is scientifically proven that listening to music speeds up the process of transmitting information and remembering!
Today's acoustic environment is incredibly intense and varied. We are subjected to countless auditory stimuli. It is very important to sensitize the youngest to the beauty of music and show that communing with it can bring tangible effects on our well-being. Getting to know different musical genres develops our horizons, the use of soft accessories and instruments allows you to stimulate all senses, and dancing or singing will satisfy the need to express yourself. With this knowledge, we have created a program that combines both musical education and teaching a foreign language.
On the basis of this knowledge, the "Language and Music" curriculum was created, as part of which we offer classes combining musical elements (playing instruments, dancing, singing) and learning a foreign language.
In the program, we used, among others, the theory of Edwin Gordon, who compares the process of learning music to the process of learning speech.
During the classes, we use various types of accessories such as Klanzy scarf, feathers, handkerchiefs, ribbons, soap bubbles, balls and many, many others, and what is of great interest we use Orff instruments, i.e. rattles, cascades, tambourines and bells.
We focus on complete development, which is why we develop manual skills, conduct exercises to support concentration and hearing as well as sensitize to acoustics.
And what everyone likes the most are thematic lessons where we learn about different musical genres.
We are entering the future with flying colors! Who wants to join us? We invite you https://languageofchange.pl/2020/09/jezyk-i-muzyka/