Read To hear the beat, your brain may think about moving to it at https://www.sciencenews.org/article/hear-beat-your-brain-may-think-about-moving-it
Find explanantions and a lesson plan at https://www.teachingcove.com/tips/teach-with-songs/?utm_sq=fmbtl7ygcd
Who does not enjoy the benefits of music in language teaching? We all make use of it. Are you running out of ideas? Check out some great ideas at https://onthesamepageelt.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/14-song-based-lesson-plans-and-activities/
First and second language learners alike benefit from the use of music and rhythm to make sense of language chunks. Music is also a great mnemonic device assisting memorization as a metacognitive tool. Read more about the role of music in How music and songs boost language learning at http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/how-music-and-songs-boost-language-learning/education
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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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.