Usings songs to teach aural comprehension in the intermediate-advanced foreign language classroom

  • In this article, we will present an aural comprehension development technique for intermediate-advanced students of Russian which aims at expanding comprehensible input through the use of song-poems. We will argue that learning can be enhanced by expanding Krashen's notion of i+1 to i+1,2,3,4... We will discuss how the prosodic and poetic structures of song lyrics make this type of input particularly effective in the second or foreign language classroom. We will also examine the merits of this approach from the standpoint of motivating students, reducing their classroom anxiety, and encouraging the use of effective language learning strategies. Finally, we illustrate in detail the application of this method in the first author's Russian language textbook based on the songs of Bulat Okudzhava.

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Author:Vladimir Tumanov, Jeff Tennant
Parent Title (English):Russian language journal
Place of publication:East Lansing, Mich.
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2000
Year of first Publication:2000
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/12/30
GND Keyword:Fremdsprachenunterricht; Hörverstehen; Lied
Page Number:20
First Page:13
Last Page:33
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 49 Andere Sprachen / 490 Andere Sprachen
4 Sprache / 49 Andere Sprachen / 491 Ostindoeuropäische und keltische Sprachen
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Sprachdidaktik / Language teaching
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht