Friday, 25 January 2013

Listening / Language and Music: Links

Here are some of the sites and articles I looked at to compile my lecture. I hope you find them useful.

The Listening Skill

The British Council have a nice collection of concise articles with practical tips on a great range of topics.

Improving ESL Learners' Listening Skills: At the Workplace and Beyond

Silvia Vernier; Gabriel del Moral; Sandra Del Giusti; Silvia Barbuzza (2008) "The five language skills in the EFL classroom ". En: Nueva Revista de Lenguas Extranjeras, Nº 10, p. 263-291.
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Music and Song in the English Classroom

A dissertation by Claudia Smith Salcedo. The document is very long but interesting to dip into.

A succinct article with suggestions for using songs with kids.

by Fernanda Pereira ELEUTÉRIO, Isabella Araújo OLIVEIRA, Mariana Santiago SILVA
Profa. Ms. Márcia Helena Venâncio Faleiros (orientadora)

An overview of the benefits (linguistic and cognitive) of using  music in the classroom.

Music, language, and the Brain

An article on the overlap in syntactic processing of syntax in language and music. Uses a lot of scientific terminology but is clearly written and overall provides an insight into this interesting area of research.

Brief report on another remarkable area of research of cognitive neuroscience involving experiments with music. Dr. Nadine Gabb has conducted studies which have shown that trained musicians outperform non-musicians in a number of studies centred on detecting split-second differences in rapidly changing sounds.


Other interesting stuff:

7 laws of Suggestopedia / Reservopedia  (Principles of Lozanov's teaching method)

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