The reality of the multilingual Europe involves greater efforts to ensure real linguistic and cultural communication within the European community and its neighboring areas. The idea of our project emerged at a time when the promotion of multilingualism in communication and the integration of all European citizens has become particularly important. This project has the objective of developping an innovative didactic approach to language teaching, to ensure the integration of immigrants of all ages and to provide cross-cultural awareness, all of these by introducing songs into the language classroom.
Many researchers have emphasized the positive impact that music has on the learning process in general and on language learning in particular. One of the basic ideas of the working method proposed by Lazanov (suggestopaedia) is that music has positive effects on learning, ensuring memorization. This is the reason why certain types of music are used in various stages of this type of lesson. Apart from the importance of the musical element itself, the songs are extremely useful in language teaching due to the motivation they ensure. Because songs appeal to our emotions (we all have a favorite song or a song that reminds us of a certain moment or feeling) they support intrinsic motivation, also known as self-motivation or endogenous motivation.
The use of songs allows the teacher to combine conscious and unconscious processes that occur and involve all the students regardless of their type of intelligence in order to exploit an integrated way of learning.
Children learn a lot at a young age through hearing. Therefore, the first resources to be used are the music, the songs that can be audited, repeated and that the children can remember. The songs are usually accompanied by movement, they determine us to use body language and gestures. Children are on the constant move, they cannot sit as adults can,therefore we associate the learning process with dancing. Secondly, from a visual point of view, music creates a connection between word and image. There are many ways through which we consolidate the acquisition of a foreign language,but the most important ones are the music and the role-play in which learners play a certain role, in which each one plays his or her part, and in this way they manage to accomplish a specific meaningful act of communication. Generally, children have a positive attitude towards acquiring foreign languages, at least towards English. It is the main means of communication in the social media. Every child is interested in understanding what a song is trying to transmit, a TV series or a movie in English without a subtitle, of information on the Internet. On the Internet,most of the information is in English, so children are certainly motivated to discover the meaning of words on their own.
Here you can find the 5 leaders (a leader by country) but this kind of project couldn't be scheduled withouth a team of involved teachers. Discover this team below.
Where do you get the idea to participate to this such of projects ?
second question second question second question second question second question second question
third question third question third question third question third question third question third question third question third question third question third question
fourth question fourth question fourth question fourth question