Teaching english through music and songs

Theory and Practice

As a foreign language teacher and an educator in a boarding school I have been teaching a course of English for graduate students preparing for the Matura exam. I believe that second language acquisition process can be easier and more efficient if it takes place in a relaxed environment, therefore language lessons for students were rich with music as well, including songs of their favourite pop stars. Learning English through fun undoubtedly helped students develop language as well as social skills and consequently build a positive self-image, which is an important goal of work with students in a boarding school.

Keywords: students, learning, English language, songs, positive self-image.

Ajda Orlov