you know that music can help you to remember
things faster and easier? This is partly because music
functions are controlled in a different section of the brain than
speech. Have you ever noticed you can sing the entire alphabet,
but can't always remember the order of the letters without singing
them? Parents routinely use music to teach children language without
even realizing it.
One amazing fact is
that some stroke patients who can't talk
can still sing! Believe it or not, some Alzheimer's
patients who can't remember their name can remember entire songs!
This amazing power of music can help you learn Spanish (to read
an article from US News about Alzheimer's patients and music,
music sounds like a fun way to learn Spanish, but you still have
doubts about this musical approach. You might be wonderinghow
can jamming to a few Spanish tunes really teach me or my children
Spanish? For an animated
intro, click here.
GOODBYE TO BORING!
It's actually pretty simple. One of the main reasons many kids
and adults alike don't achieve success with foreign languages
is that they become BORED. Bored with grammar rules, bored with
their teachers, bored with rewinding cassettes, bored with learning
that isn't FUN.
THOSE WHEELS TURNING
will you actually learn español by listening to Spanish
music? Easy: these songs start the wheels of your brain turning
before you even realize it. This learning technique taps into
your brain's most natural way to learn a language. You'll be amazed
at how much of the lyrics you can understand by listening to the
voice or rhythm of the song. Music integrates right and left brain
learning to help you internalize grammar patterns, remember vocabulary,
and develop more native like pronunciation.
products on this site use the lyrics to the songs to teach you
Spanish. You might start out singing a word here or there (bamba,
bamba...) while gradually increasing your knowledge of Spanish.
The exciting part is that you aren't just memorizing grammar rules,
but rather feeding your brain the knowledge as you listen to the
songs - and seeing the grammar in USE as you go about learning
the basic structure of the Spanish language through the book and
software or audio instruction CDs. That is why our teaching method
is unique, and why this method WORKS!
= MADE SIMPLE
Musical Spanish contains much more than just music and lyrics.
It uses this material as a departure point for teaching you the
basics of Spanish through straightforward explanations, audio
grammar instruction, activities and quizzes, and much more. Viva
la Música contains lively songs with a lyrics booklet
that identifies grammar patterns and helps the student learn while
being truly immersed in the language. Give them a try - you'll
be amazed by the results.
© Stacey Tipton, 2002.