ERIC Number: ED126673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
An Overlooked Resource for English Language Teaching: Pop. Rock, and Folk Music. CATESOL Occasional Papers, No. 2.
This paper discusses the use of pop, rock, and folk music in foreign language teaching. Modern music represents an idiom familiar to a broad span of young people, and has an important place in the life of students ranging in age from ten to thirty-five years of age. It also tends to follow and comment on the important trends of modern society. Songs can be used as presentation contexts, as reinforcement material, and for cultural education. A specific outline of how to use songs in teaching English as a second language is presented. Songs with regional or ethnic varieties of English, and songs with internal sound changes are useful in the teaching of phonological patterns. The grammatical aspect can be looked at with songs having repetition, substitution, or internal pattern rearrangement. Story or narrative songs, performative songs, show and film songs, and songs that focus on ideas or cultural themes, such as flight from the cities, drug experiences, ecology, the generation gap, and ethnic America, are useful in teaching the semantic aspects of the language. (CLK)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Educational Media, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Language Skills, Language Variation, Phonology, Second Language Learning, Semantics, Sentence Structure, Syntax, Teaching Methods, Vocal Music
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Note: For related documents, see FL 007 767-771; Paper presented at the Convention for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Denver, Colorado, March 7, 1974)