“THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC”: USING SONGS TO INTRODUCE ENGLISH VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR


  • Alexandra Budilova
  • Alla Bilova
Keywords: music, songs, vocabulary and grammar introduction, distance learning, classroom teaching

Abstract

The article offers the ways to introduce English vocabulary and grammar through popular songs. Alongside traditional vocabulary and grammar presentations, songs play a veryimportant role in language teaching and learning. Moreover, songs are a good way to raise students’ cultural awareness, which is essential for language learning. The evidence show that songs significantly diversify the entire educational process, raise students’ motivation for studies and make the language come alive, as songs are a great source of authentic content that is largely missing from academic sources. Leaning on our professional experience, we can quite confidently argue that introducing vocabulary and grammar through songs greatly facilitates students’ understanding, raises their engagement into the lesson and makes them interested to advance in their learning. The article contains an interactive content accessible via a QR-code, which is an efficient way to incorporate music into both distance, and in-person classroom setting.

References

1. LearningApps: interactive exercise-making tool. URL: https://learningapps.org
2. Worldwall: create better lessons quicker. URL: https://wordwall.net
3. YouTube: file storage and exchanger. URL: https://www.youtube.com
Published
2021-08-02
How to Cite
Budilova, A., & Bilova, A. (2021). “THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC”: USING SONGS TO INTRODUCE ENGLISH VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR. Anglistics and Americanistics, 1(18), 68-73. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15421/382111
Section
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING AND THE ISSUES OF MULTILINGUALISM