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005: How can I learn vocab from songs?

Category: Motivation
Duration: 00:14:45
Publish Date: 2015-04-14 11:00:00
Description:

Today's episode features a question from Kevin: "How can I take vocabulary from songs and use it in my conversations?" 

In this episode:
  • The benefits of learning languages through songs
  • How to re-articulate language from songs in everyday conversation
  • How natural is language from songs?
  • How songs work in different languages
  • Songs as a tool for "discovering" language

Strategies for learning songs:

  1. Identify key words and phrases from the song that I want to be able to use. Then put them in a flashcard app.
  2. Keep a list of the words I want to be able to use and keep it next to me during a language exchange/lesson
  3. Use the vocabulary for writing. For example, write a monologue/mini-speech, then memorise it.
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Flashcard apps mentioned:

Other websites:

  • Lang-8 - corrections from native speakers
  • Rhinospike - audio recordings from native speakers

 

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