Sing your way to a new language
Discover the benefits of learning medical English with songs, from increasing your vocabulary and improving listening skills to gaining cultural insights and boosting confidence. Start plugging in your headphones now!
Learning a new language is a valuable skill that can improve your career prospects, widen your horizons, and enhance your travel experiences. However, for many busy professionals, finding the time and motivation to learn a new language can be challenging. A more enjoyable way to learn is through singing songs and reviewing lyrics. Here are some of the benefits of learning another language using songs. For example, the hit song by Kenny Chesney “Don’t Blink”. The song describes a journey through life as told by an older man in the video.
"Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you Wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife…."
Increasing your vocabulary. Songs tell stories about important life events. Listening to and singing along with songs helps you pronounce words that are easier to understand.
Improved Listening Skills. Songs help improve your listening skills by exposing you to different accents, dialects, and types of speech. Songs are full of emotion. They are stories about life. They enhance your comprehension abilities the more you sing.
Cultural Insights. By learning a language through song lyrics, you gain a deeper understanding of the culture, its customs, and the unique nuances of its people.
Memorization Made Fun. Song lyrics have catchy melodies, which make memorizing new words easier. You will be amazed at how quickly you can recall lyrics you've sung along with many times.
Confidence Booster. Singing your favorite song allows you to practice speaking and singing confidently. The more confidence you have, the greater your language skills.
So, do not hesitate to plug in your headphones, press play, and let the melodies of the world guide you on your linguistic journey.
Marilyn Smith-Stoner, IELTS Certified, RN, PhD