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Follow the rhythm of music


Our project


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.

Goals

The main objective of our project, which is to promote the European cultural traditions among our little learners, results from the obvious need to combinethe fascination children show towards music with their need to get good results in their school activities. Throughout this project, we plan to carry out various activities connected to foreign languages teaching(especially English teaching) to share this pedagogical strategy with a substantial number of learners with distinct personalities and views. We expect to get a significant impact that generates the final results of the project.This will allow stakeholders to improve integrated strategies,to enforce collaboration, communication and accountability of each person’s task.

1. Promote language learning and increasing the participation of early-age learners in the learning process

2. Ensure the sharing of good practices between English teachers across Europe.

3. Enable English teachers to improve from a professional point of view.

4. Improve language acquisition and the development of students’ skills.

5. Increase theyoung learners’ self-esteem and self-confidence through the use of English.

6. Promote respect towards foreign people, tolerance and intercultural friendships.

  • - reduction of the manner pupils are forced to withdraw, reclusive and violent or antisocial;
  • - development of cultural information and free thinking;
  • - equipping pupils with valuable skills necessary for a better integration in a multicultural society;
  • - curriculum internationalisation in the classes involved in the project
  • - Surveys (starting at the end of the project implementation to assess the real effect of our activities);
  • - A project logo;
  • - Erasmus+ information corners in every partner school;
  • - Presentations of all partner schools, regions and countries
  • - Demonstrations of traditional music from each country involved in the project
  • - 1 exhibition to display musical instruments relevant for each country;
  • - 5 thematic concerts (according to 5 main themes);
  • - 5 sets of lesson plans;
  • - Creating a website of the project;
  • - Creating pages for eTwinning and Erasmus Plus Platforms;
  • - Promotional materials : flyers,roll-up,banner;
  • - Creating a digital brochure of the project;
  • - DVD of the project,, Singing our life;

Conclusion

Using this project's technique, we set up to create pedagogical tools that increase the motivation of teachers to conceive new digital and non-digital approaches, improve their teaching skills through promoting musical strategies,so that young students acquire the core skills required to adjust to multicultural societies. The project aims to forward activities that promote increased social communication through developping musical skills, creativity, …

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