However, this is not the case with RockAlingua
. I was amazed by the engagement of my students when I taught one of RockAlingua's
songs called "Los Días de la Semana."
The song is very repetitive - in a fun and good way- so much so that children were singing along after a few seconds of hearing the song. I now use this song as part of my "warmup ritual" in class, and my students ask to sing many of RockAlingua's
songs everyday. The program has complementary videos for some of the songs, and the animation really commands my student's attention.
I believe one of the main reasons RockAlingua
works so well in my classes is that it was created by an elementary Spanish teacher who knows how important repetition and creating context are when teaching a language. Musicians who haven't been teachers don't always get this. RockAlingua
creates meaningful context for your students. The children not only get to learn the songs, but the program includes complimentary materials to keep exploring the vocabulary and provide a space for practice: worksheets, videos, picture dictionaries, and games. Some of these features require a full membership, and others are free.
You can visit their website to learn more about the program and maybe even decide to start a free trial! You can also follow RockAlingua
to stay tuned and learn all about their new materials and freebies.
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