Motivating secondary school students to learn languages through their music
PopuLLar is a European Union, funded, innovative, education project designed to harness music, the primary social interest of secondary school students, in to their language learning.
There is a huge need to motivate secondary school students, in particular, to learn languages, focus digital competencies and be creative; and music is the key.
The project will ask students to write their own lyrics to songs of their choice. They will then translate their songs in to the target language they are learning, The students will then record their song (audio or video) and share it with students all over Europe.
Students will be able to combine their love of music, with creativity, literacy, digital competencies, group collaboration and, most importantly, use LWULT languages.
PopuLLar is a project that is 'Owned' by the students, they work autonomously and collaboratively, teachers are guides to the project process.
The project will create to enable the project to be replicated autonomously:
■ Sample guides and videos
■ A replicability package for teachers
■ A community space for productions
■ A repository of examples of the use of music in language
There is no limit to the number of schools that can use the project.