Research on Music and Language: A Powerful Connection

04/01/2018

Interesting research in Mu­sic and nat­ive lan­guage in­ter­act in the brain at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171129110331.htm

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Culture Corner: From ‘Volare’ to ‘Mi Gente,’ Every Foreign-Language Top 10 Hit on the Billboard Hot 100

27/11/2017

Check out this fun list: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7997571/mi-gente-despacito-foreign-language-songs-hot-100-top-10


Language Corner: Do speakers of different languages hear music differently?

24/11/2017

At https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/isoa-dso022416.php

Excerpt:

It is true (“as we replicated in our study” explains Langus) that the rhythm of spoken language influenced the perception of the sounds of other languages. “However, we found no transfer of the effect to the other domains of non-linguistic auditory and visual stimuli” concludes the research scientist.

 


Music in the English Classroom: How and Why

26/10/2017

All of like to use music in our classrooms.  Read this piece to find some reason why we should do so and how to do it: RATIONALES AND APPROACHES TO USING MUSIC IN THE EFL CLASSROOM at http://minnetesoljournal.org/spring-2015/rationales-and-approaches-to-using-music-in-the-efl-classroom


Using Rhythm, Rhyme, and Repetition in Language Classes: Why and How?

09/10/2017

Research findings:  https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/why-use-rhythm-rhyme-and-repetition-language-class?utm_source=TE_Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bc-teachingenglish


6 Teaching-With-Music Myths Busted

04/10/2017

Music and language classes:  A great match, right?  Read more at http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/issues/2017-10-01/4.html


The Relationship of Language Learning and Music

20/06/2017

Read How music and songs boost language learning at  http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/how-music-and-songs-boost-language-learning/education


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