Learning a language with music is one of the best foreign language learning tips there is out there today. However, do you know why this is the case and how you can fully utilize the power of music to learn a new language?
This section gives you all the answers.
So, let us answer the first question for you. Why can music help you to learn a language quicker?
Listening to music is not considered to be work and can therefore be enjoyed.
It is scientifically proven that the brain is able to absorb information at a much faster rate when involved in an activity that you enjoy.
Memorizing vocabulary is much easier because of the melody that accompanies the words. Have you never noticed that after listening to your favorite song a couple of times you were already able to sing a long?
Specific parts of the song are repeated, making it even easier to memorize new vocabulary. (example: The refrain or the chorus of a song)
By listening to the songs over and over again, you will not only have learned new words, but also how to use them directly in sentences. Isn’t that great?
Now that you know why learning a language with music is one of the best foreign language learning tips, we want to go on by showing you a step-by-step guide how to quickly get started.
Prerequisites: In order to fully benefit from this exercise you will need to be familiar with either the alphabet, or have some basic knowledge of the script/characters of the language you are learning.
The best way to get the most out of this language learning through music strategy, is to first listen to the song 2 to 3 times so that you become familiar with the melody and some of the vocabulary being used.
Do a search on the internet for the lyrics of the song and print, or write them out on paper.
Depending on your level, you will want to translate each word in the song with a dictionary/translator, or simply only write the words you don’t know on the side of each line.
Simply learn the words you did not know and listen to the song wherever you go.