Hello everyone, today I would like to share my experiences after learning the lesson ” teaching English for young learners through songs” to you.
Music is an essential part in our life. If our life runs without music, sound and rhythm it is so boring. Thus, teaching English for primary student’s through song or chants makes them get knowledge better.
Firstly, using songs is an effective way for warm-up activity. The songs with vivid rhythm can motivate students participate in the lesson even shy ones. Moreover, the greatest benefit to using songs in the classroom is that they can be fun . They will feel interesting instead of the pressures when sitting in the classroom. Combining songs with videos, pictures can add fun to learning that all children care and like. Besides, it helps teachers get closer to their students at the beginning.
Secondly, the songs have big influence to learning English of young learners. For instance, through songs it enlarges the vocabulary background and improves grammatical points of students. Because songs have rhythm, sound so it can develop pupils’ listening and speaking skills and improve children’s pronunciation. Therefore, the songs help teachers create a lively atmosphere in the language classroom.
The next benefit is that songs help with classroom management. More mundane but absolutely crucial to a teacher is that putting on a song immediately attracts the attention of the class. All pupils join in with the actions and/or start to sing along. The teacher now has their attention if he/she did not before!
However, to use songs in teaching English effectively Teachers need to choose the song suitably and carefully. For example, this song should be limited vocabulary and musical challenge. It should not have many cultural differences between English and their first language. Moreover, the song’s content should be within the life experiences of children.
In conclusion, the songs bring a lot of benefits for both teachers and students in English classroom. Teachers ‘role is the instructor all activities in the classroom, so teachers need select a reasonable song for each lesson to help students get the best result in learning English by songs.