March 15, 2012

Music can contribute to language learning in many different ways – as both a receptive and productive exercise. And musical product can be combined with visual media in an engaging and creative way. The slide show here was put together with Windows Movie Maker. And it took just two minutes to go one step further and render it as a Clilstore page

Island Voices - Guthan nan Eilean

Nuair a chleachdas sinn cànan cha bhi sinn daonnan ga bhruidhinn no ga sgrìobhadh. Uaireannan bidh sinn ga sheinn! Ma tha sgeulachd, bàrdachd, no òran agaibh, no aig caraid, nach cuir sibh thugainn e gus an tèid againn uile air a leughadh no a chluinntinn air làrach Pàipear Uibhist? Seo eisimpleir eile dhuibh.

Let’s not forget that a language can be sung, as well as spoken or written. Local Uist residents have been enjoying a series of community singing workshops recently, and sampling some new languages while doing so, including Finnish and Japanese as well as English and Gaelic. And local organiser Catherine Eunson has put together this short movie for Am Pàipear using one of the workshop songs as the soundtrack. See what you can do just with a series of still photographs!

Song, speech, or text. Still or moving pictures – or none at all. Just let us…

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One comment

  1. I agree with You, Gordon. Music and songs are very useful in language teaching and learning. These methods are very important, every teacher must use them. 😉

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