Do you teach kids English? Have you ever thought how useful and effective an action song program could be? Presenting new words and language chunks through music is a great way of accelerating the learning process. A song gives the human memory lots more bandwidth to work with. And if you add expressive movement and TPR techniques to the learning process, you can be sure the learner will find it practically impossible to forget the words!
Neurological studies have shown that the same part of the brain that is active when humans speak and process language is active when we listen to music and modulate the pitch of our voice when we sing. This means that if we can present the sounds and meanings of new words in an action song, we have a powerful teaching and learning tool. Engaging the learner in learning an action song will open up his or her mind and memory. Language acquisition will be optimized.