Several recent studies suggest a link between how the brain processes language and music. New Ways in Teaching with Music, just released from TESOL Press, draws on this research and offers language teachers 101 ways to incorporate music into everyday lessons.
It is no secret to language teachers that music can be a powerful tool. The question is how to incorporate music into language lessons. New Ways in Teaching with Music is a collection of adaptable lessons that use music as a catalyst for effective, engaging, and enjoyable language learning.
The book is organized into eight sections: reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, cultural exploration, and integrated skills. “This book demonstrates how music can be included in all curricular areas,” note editors Emily Herrick and Jean L. Arnold. “Additionally, the lessons showcased are from teachers from six continents and more than 80 different teaching contexts. The types of music they use are equally as diverse. That’s what makes this book so unique.”
The format of the lessons makes them especially accessible to busy teachers. Each of the activities lists the level of student proficiency, the activity’s aims, time required for preparation and in class, and materials needed.
New Ways in Teaching with Music is the latest release in TESOL Press’s best-selling New Ways Series. Books in the New Ways Series are written by teachers for teachers and cover a broad range of practical and contemporary topics relevant to English language teaching.