For centuries important information has been memorized and passed on through songs and poetry. The idea that music can affect one's body is not new. It has been found that music can influence the rhythm of breathing and, thus, relaxing the body, heighten awareness and mental receptivity.
Tune In to English can be used at the beginning of a class to create a relaxed atmosphere. It can also be used for self-instruction.
Research finds the "audio-singual method" has a powerful effect. It uses familiar tunes to teach language and satisfy feelings of recognition, which helps overcome the fear of and resistance to the unknown. The "audio-singual method" is being used in many schools and universities in the United States.
Tune In to English effectively quickens the learning process. Students realize how enjoyable it is to recall a particular tune and overcome obstacles in seconds. Even students who are tone deaf can learn more through rhythmic reciting of the song verses or by merely listening, because the enjoyable melodies and rhythms put them in a receptive mood.
Tune in to this dynamic teaching and learning experience. It's enormous potential creates a natural transition from singing to speaking in these creative exercises. Using music as a teaching tool successfully promotes learning in a relaxing environment.