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English As a Second Language Through Music and Movement | TESL.X306

English As a Second Language Through Music and Movement | TESL.X306

Music is a part of all cultures and, for many, is a very important part of our lives. For this reason, music is an exceptional tool for teaching ESL. Music and movement activities in the classroom can offer a creative and beneficial break from the normal routine. They can help your students develop the primary language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. A myriad of researchers have documented the fact that music provides enjoyment and assists in the development of language skills. This course will help your students sing their way to fluent English!

The course provides the tools that teachers need to easily foster the acquisition of ESL through song lyrics and student movement. Students develop practical lesson plans with activities that can be used immediately in the classroom.

Skills Needed

  • To be successful in this class all students should have working knowledge of Google’s G Suite or Microsoft Office, proper email etiquette, and essential understanding of Canvas.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Enhance student oral and written communication skills through songs
  • Develop a lesson using popular music lyrics
  • Read about, create, and view demonstrations of effective strategies and activities used in ESL
  • Create extension activities that include movements
  • Explore ESL websites to help in future lesson plans
  • Share ideas and lessons with classmates in order to develop a "Book of Music lesson Plans"
  • Describe why music and movement is essential to teaching ESL
  • Describe the various ways to make a lesson successful and memorable
  • Create puzzles, worksheets and activities to extend vocabulary & comprehension

Topics Include

  • 10 ESL Activities That Will Bring Music to Your Ears
  • How to Teach Using Songs
  • Using Music for English or Foreign Language Learning
  • Neuroscience of Music


All readings will be provided
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Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Cost Instructor
08-03-2022 to 09-05-2022 2.0 $435

Kristie Lambert



Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Wed, 08-03-2022 12:01 a.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Traditional ONLINE
Sun, 09-04-2022 12:01 a.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Traditional ONLINE