"Whenever I recall the story of my life, it is with music."
Nothing is better than telling a story. It puts words in context and gives them
emotion. When you add pictures and music, it is a winning combination.
Classical music, in particular is ideally
suited to the classroom. Many students are familiar with the tunes. Through exposure to classical music in movies,
advertisements and cellphone ring tones, classical music is no longer the domain of a select group of people. Moreover,
classical music helps memory retention.
ESL Classics and More ESL Classics
are songbooks that combine story-telling, grammar and classical music. Each unit focuses on a specific theme and a particular
aspect of grammar. In addition, each unit deals with the music of a different classical composer.
day words come to life and become more memorable when they are sung to upbeat classical music. It's an enjoyable
and stress-free way to focus on pronunciation, intonation, stress and rhyming of words. In addition, the illustrations
help visual learners improve their comprehension.
As learners listen to each song, they can complete a variety
of exercises provided in the songbooks. These exercises focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing.