some interesting materials...
A newsgroup for people interested in learning or teaching languages through music.
What a great site! Listen to this song by Juan Luis Guerra, where you can see pictures of vocabulary by clicking on the lyrics. Grammar exercises included in this wonderful free resource.
A CD and booklet teaching Spanish through 28 melodic songs, sung by author Elise Carr Sumner. She infuses these songs with emotion, humor, and soul. Recommended for any student or teacher looking for effective ways to make learning easier!
Organization promoting the educational use of songs. The site has several good articles about using music in the classroom, including a good testimonial called "Time for a Song."
Articles and links to people who have used music to teach a variety of subjects such as ESL, literature, foreign languages, etc.
Some recommendations for using songs in the classroom, from a site about German music.
An article about teaching ESL through music, with a song list and lesson plan ideas.
A UK site promoting products that use lyrics from the Beatles to teach English. Doesn't offer much by way of free materials, but the products could be useful for ESL students.
An article from the Internet Journal for Teachers of English as a Second Language journal, outlining some of the benefits of using music in the FL classroom.
An interesting resource taking an in depth look at the scientific basis for the effect of music on learning, hormones, cognition, and the brain.
Broader database of articles from the same resource as above.
The official site for the well known and respected teaching method based on music. The site includes testimonials why music works so well in teaching and learning.
This music group offers workshops for schools, albums and lesson plans, and children's learning tools like puppets. Their music is tropical and upbeat, and helps teach culture as well as language.
This site offers a glimpse at a profession dedicated to harnessing the power of music. Shows the powerful impact music can have on emotional, psychological, and cognitive states.
A fun thing to play around with, the little virtual piano does sound pretty real! The site also offers many other music links and resources, from sheet music to the history of the piano.