I always say to my ESL students that we need to enjoy the learning process, and learning through music is a great option.
Why to use music to learn English
Trendy music has up-to date phrases and slang, the target are native speakers, so any expression you learn is usable if you pick up some good stuff, even though if you are busy you can listen to some music and train your listening skills.
Pick up the right kind of music
I recommend that you choose music that is mainstream, because if you usually speak with native speakers, you’ll have a common ground to talk about. Old music, on the other hand, could be useful; however, it could content some slang that is not useful anymore.
Fast-pace songs could be hard to understand, that’s why it is better to pick up songs that you’ll be able to understand and tell a story.
Tips for learning through music
– Pick up music you love, what kind of English are you interested to learn? American music has a lot of genres. For example: Hip-hop is not Standard American English, but if you are into the Afro-American culture that’s a good option. FYI pop music is mainstream and you have available an array of cool songs, but at the end, it’s all up to you, just choose something you enjoy listening to.
– Once you get your songs, download the lyrics and look up the words and phrases that you don’t understand.
– After you studied the vocabulary, listen to the songs and pay attention to the pronunciation.
– When you are familiar with the song, try to learn some verses and the chorus by heart, and use your new vocabulary in a daily conversation.
If you get bored, try to learn another song. The key is never stopping of learning with the music you love.
– After a while, you’ll learn a lot of words and phrases, from time to time make a playlist and play the songs to refresh your memory and remember what you’ve learned.
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