ERIC Number: ED396524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
For a Song: Music across the ESL Curriculum.
This paper in the form of an outline addresses the use of songs and instrumental music throughout the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) curriculum. The rationale for using music in general, and specifically using popular songs and instrumental music, are noted. Criteria for selection of music for classroom use are listed, and a taxonomy is offered of classroom techniques for using music. Activities are classified by the skill or skills they address: listening comprehension; reading comprehension; pronunciation/speaking practice; writing practice; culture-based activities; and grammar. Uses of instrumental music and music as a content area are addressed separately. Samples of appropriate music are offered (texts appended). An annotated bibliography lists articles about music in the class, commercial instructional materials using music, and some additional songs suitable for classroom use. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Instrumental Music
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (30th, Chicago, IL, March 1996).