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CRDP de l'académie de Besançon : Langues vivantes

CRDP de l'académie de Besançon : Langues vivantes | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
"Le rythme du Old Jazz et l'accentuation anglaise sont identiques.

Il faut dire que la méthode est éprouvée et efficace. Elle se fonde sur un principe simple : l'accentuation de l'anglais et le rythme du jazz traditionnel américain sont identiques.

Il fallait l'oreille pour le comprendre et comme le dit très justement Carolyn Graham, il fallait à la fois enseigner l'anglais et être musicienne pour se rendre compte de cette formule magique.

Ce fut son cas. Enseignante à l'université de New York le jour, chanteuse dans les pianos bars la nuit, c'est en écoutant les personnes lui parler pendant qu'elle jouait du piano qu'elle a compris le pouvoir de ce rythme.

C'est donc en utilisant le Ragtime et la gestuelle, en associant rythmes et mélodies du jazz avec les sonorités, l’accentuation et les intonations de la langue parlée, qu'on apprend l’anglais : le "real language", celui qu'on pratique dans la vie quotidienne."

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'GOODBYE HMV' - A Tribute to HMV | Mark Read

As I was watching the news on Monday morning, I found myself getting a little teary eyed over the reports of the last great music store HMV going into admini...
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Had been wilfing on the web for a while to search for resources around the music industry and its giants and stumbled on this : a pleasant -and well-known- tune.. that had me shiver. Mark Read's got a nice voice  -by the way, how can it be his ?!! His imitation's of Elton John has got so close...

The song sounds thrilling -witty lyrics filled with emotion, irony... and possible ESL plans topics !

To me the song makes a smart example to illustrate a lesson plan on parody, along with other literary figures. Might also be considered an interesting resource to work on the digital age possible cons or casualties -food for thought to help our students' debate for or against an "all digital world".

Part of the English-speaking world civilisation, the British "Voix de son Maître" [didn't know HMV was its primary name !] illustrates the evolution of music industry / unemployment in the UK / ...

Well done, Mr Piano Man, you made my day :-)

 

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Judith Morais's comment, January 26, 2013 10:59 PM
Hi Monica. I loved this find. Its a great song, and like you said, it will be great for a lesson on parodies. Wonder if we will be able to get the words- useful for ESL learners.
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l'histgeobox | Hist-Géo en musique

l'histgeobox | Hist-Géo en musique | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"Ce blog, tenu par des professeurs de Lycée et de Collège, a pour objectif de vous faire découvrir les programmes d'histoire et de géographie par la musique en proposant de courtes notices sur des chansons et morceaux dignes d'intérêt." Bon nombre d'entre eux sont en anglais et ces ressources de qualité viennent enrichir nos projets pédagogiques d'EFL-ESL avec variété et pertinence.

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Music's Effect on Learning | INFOGRAPHIC - #EDCHAT

Music's Effect on Learning | INFOGRAPHIC - #EDCHAT | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Music is something that is universally loved. Even if everyone doesn’t enjoy the same kind of music, you will be hard-pressed to find an individual that denounces all music as unentertaining.

Via Gust MEES, Andrea Marrs
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3 : I'd add "Instrumental -no lyrics"... it's hard not to be diverted from our activities by words our ear hears and understand :o)

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Skyfall, by Adele

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"A gap listening fill quiz for English language students on the theme tune to the New James Bond Film Skyfall, to learn and practise using simple, high frequency English words."


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LyricsTraining - Learn Languages Online

LyricsTraining - Learn Languages Online | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

 

"LyricsTraining is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills, through the music videos and lyrics of your favorite songs..."

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