Event Title

The benefits of using music as a tool for language learning

Presenter Information

Danny Singh, Rome, Italy

Session

Language and Culture

Description

The main purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how music can be an essential tool for learning languages. First of all, music is a form of communication and compared to many of the other art forms used to communicate, such as dance, art, films etc, it is probably one of the easiest for everyone to participate in. Music changes our body temperature, it affects our mood, our energy levels and most importantly, our emotions. It is well-known that our best and worst emotional experiences are impossible to forget, whether or not we want to. We remember everything linked to our emotions, the event itself, plus all the minor details which we would normally forget. This strong link between music and emotions means that music can stimulate memory. When we hear a song or piece of music, an experience we have had comes to our mind, maybe an image, a situation. We associate each song or piece of music with our experience, be in positive or negative. This association between music and memory can only facilitate learning, so rather than using traditional old-fashioned techniques which often make learning a burden and a struggle, why not use a simple and effective form of communication, which stimulates our emotions and makes learning that much easier?

Keywords:

music, language learning, memory

Session Chair

Trendeline Haliti

Session Co-Chair

Feride Lohaj

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-96-7

Location

Lipjan, Kosovo

Start Date

31-10-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

31-10-2020 10:30 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2020.227

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The benefits of using music as a tool for language learning

Lipjan, Kosovo

The main purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how music can be an essential tool for learning languages. First of all, music is a form of communication and compared to many of the other art forms used to communicate, such as dance, art, films etc, it is probably one of the easiest for everyone to participate in. Music changes our body temperature, it affects our mood, our energy levels and most importantly, our emotions. It is well-known that our best and worst emotional experiences are impossible to forget, whether or not we want to. We remember everything linked to our emotions, the event itself, plus all the minor details which we would normally forget. This strong link between music and emotions means that music can stimulate memory. When we hear a song or piece of music, an experience we have had comes to our mind, maybe an image, a situation. We associate each song or piece of music with our experience, be in positive or negative. This association between music and memory can only facilitate learning, so rather than using traditional old-fashioned techniques which often make learning a burden and a struggle, why not use a simple and effective form of communication, which stimulates our emotions and makes learning that much easier?