Using pop songs in the English language classroom
Trinity College London & Tune into English
Istituto Comprensivo Statale Teodoro Ciresola
Viale Brianza, 18 - 20127 Milano (MI)
Docente di lingua inglese
Songs can play an important role in the development of language for students learning English. In this workshop, we will highlight opportunities for teachers to exploit pop songs with their English language learners exposing them to authentic and colloquial language use. Participants will engage with some hands-on classroom activities that can help develop key competences, while preparing learners for successful performance in an English language qualification. We will combine elements of the Tune into English roadshow with snapshots from Trinity’s suite of exams, that are designed to assess students in the context of how they learn English in today’s world. Join us for a meaningful, motivating and memorable experience!
Trinity College London is an international exam board with a rich heritage of academic rigour and a positive, supportive approach to assessment. We provide recognised and respected qualifications across a unique spectrum of communicative skills — from music, drama and arts activities to English language — at all levels.
Trinity exams and assessments are specifically designed to help students progress. They inspire learners and mark their achievement at each stage of their development and at all levels of competence. We also encourage candidates to bring their own choices and interests into our exams — this motivates students and makes the assessment more relevant and enjoyable.
At the heart of Trinity’s work is the support we provide for teachers, both in terms of specific support for teachers preparing candidates for our exams, and more general teacher development. Our work with teachers is supported by a growing international network of relationships with key education institutions. This ensures that our teachers have access to the best professional development available.
Tune into English was created in 2005 by Fergal Kavanagh. http://www.tuneintoenglish.com/
He is both a Teacher Trainer and a one-time Radio DJ, and has taught in the Scuola Superiore and at the British Council and the University “L’Orientale” in Napoli, also collaborating with the Regione Campania. He has co-written a course book for the Italian, Spanish and Greek lower secondary school and conducted teacher training sessions throughout Italy, as well as in Germany, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Ireland.
Fergal has always loved music and in November 2005 he presented the Tune Into English Road show for the first time. Since then he has encouraged tens of thousands of students in ten countries to listen more closely to the language used in songs. Students need to be constantly stimulated and encouraged and songs are a medium they can relate to on a personal and emotional level. We have all experienced how songs “stick” in the mind and Fergal demonstrates in his road show how songs can become an extremely effective learning tool and also remind students that the language they are learning is real.
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Condizioni di partecipazione
La partecipazione è gratuita. Il workshop è a numero chiuso e l'iscrizione online è obbligatoria. BCELT, Trinity College London - Italian Co-ordinator è un Ente accreditato dal MIUR per la formazione (Decreto 27.01.2001 confermato con Decreto 05.07.2005 ed adeguato alla Direttiva 170/2016).
E' previsto l'esonero dall'insegnamento secondo la normativa vigente.
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