[EDLING:155] Want to learn English? Turn the music on...

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Wed May 23 12:02:09 UTC 2007

Hindustan Times

Want to learn English? Turn the music on...

Want to teach adjectives to the students? Well, how about turning on the music! 
Want to introduce a new English word in the class? Just pick up a chart buster 
English song and play it in the class!

Well these are the tricks being taught by American English Language Training 
Experts Jennifer R Crandall to over 80 English language teachers from all over 
the state. The two-day workshop organised by American Library starting on 
Tuesday aims at helping teachers to make teaching English enjoyable in class. 
Teachers from schools, colleges, universities and BEd colleges joined 
participated in this workshop.

Music can be used in classroom to enhance English listening skills, promote 
critical thinking, encourage discussion and above all to understand the words 
and the language. "Using music as a teaching tool generates interest among the 
students about the subject. They can connect with the medium that the teacher 
uses and hence can internalize the knowledge and do not forget in a hurry," 
said Crandall, a Senior English Language Fellow of English Language 
Programmers. "This technique can be applied to all level of learners right from 
those in the kindergarten to those in the university," she added.

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