Looking for a fresh way to improve your English listening and vocabulary? Music is a universal language and can be a fun way to strengthen your listening skills, as well as expand your vocabulary.
Here are a few tips to help you use music as a language learning tool. Try them out and don’t forget to dance!
- Paul Grieve (ILAC Teacher)
Learning a new language can be difficult, especially when the language is English; inconsistent grammar, ridiculous spellings, strange combinations of sounds, synonyms, homonyms and enough idioms to sink a battleship. Sometimes, it might seem that in spite of the hours spent in class, diligent completion of homework, frustrating attempts to understand the voices on the radio and the actors on television, you’re just not making progress. Sure, you’re learning words and expressions and your ability to recognize those words in reading and listening materials is improving, but merely identifying words and phrases is small consolation when you can’t figure out the meaning.