Integrating wine songs in the English language classroom
Marta García y Olga I. Díez
Duración: 50 minutos|
Songs as vehicles of culture and communication offer unlimited opportunities for real language learning in the classroom context and the benefits of song-based activities to boost language learning have long been praised (Lems, 1996). However, no attention has been paid to their usage to promote both lexical and grammatical learning within the English for Specific Purposes classroom. In this talk, we analyse the main advantages of exploiting wine-related songs in the English classroom while exploring ways of using these songs to engage and motivate student to achieve significant learning. In so doing, we offer sample of tasks, designed to develop and reinforce English for Oenology language learning by means of activities minutely-designed to exploit both language and content.
Breve currículum del autor/es
Olga I. Díez Velasco (PhD in Linguistics) teaches English at the EOI de Haro. She is also an Associate Lecturer at the University of La Rioja. She has published a variety of papers on metaphor and metonymy in English and Spanish. Her current research interests have taken her into CLIL and intercultural issues.