MUSIC TO MY EAR:
INCLUDING SOUNDS, SONGS, AND MOVEMENT IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
“Music is the universal language of mankind,” American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow says. The sounds and rhythms of music, mimicking the ebb and flow of language, offer a unique instrument for bridging linguistic boundaries. Lyrics, too, can act as a medium for language transmission and retention. How, then, as language instructors, can we use the universality of music to create an interactive musical classroom? How can we teach grammar, vocabulary, and culture using pitch, lyrics, rhythm, songs, sounds and movement? How can music help us connect more deeply with students to bridge the diversity of backgrounds and experiences in our classroom? How do we motivate and engage students with the various facets of music?
The IU Foreign/Second Language Share Fair invites proposals from Language Associate Instructors and FLTAs for rapid-fire five- minute presentations of creative activities that incorporate music, musical or sound-based activities into the language classroom.
TOPICS TO CONSIDER
* Incorporating lyrics, rhythm, and/or dance into grammar and vocabulary instruction
* Catering to learning preferences with hands-on learning activities through music and dance
* Using music to teach culture and foster empathy and inclusivity* Teaching pronunciation through sounds and songs Finding and adapting musical pieces to the language classroom
Please join us on April 8th, 2022 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm at Woodburn Hall 101
Registration at the official website: