ERIC Number: ED318211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
La Chanson et al correction phonetique (Song and Phonetic Correction). Publication B-167.
A discussion of the use of songs to teach French as a second language focuses on the value of songs in teaching aspects of pronunciation. An introductory section describes the benefits of songs as instructional material, particularly to impart cultural information about Quebec to Canadian anglophones. Three sections outline justifications for the use of songs to develop cognitive skills, demonstrate the relationship of language rhythm and song rhythm, and to teach a second or third language. Subsequent sections address the following topics: arguments validating song use, based on classroom experiments; five classroom experiments gradually developing specific listening skills and rhythmic acuity; a repertoire of songs for classroom use; and classification of songs according to different phonetic phenomena occurring within them. It is concluded that the qualitative and quantitative evidence resulting from the experiments described support the value and effectiveness of using songs in language instruction. A bibliography of 64 items is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Identifiers - Location: Canada