A. Instruction - 6.8
B. Design - 7.3
C. Engagement - 8.6
Lyrics Training: A Must-Have for the Language Learning Classroom
Summary : This is the Website For Language Learning
Lyrics Training is a website designed to use lyrics in a way that supports second language acquisition. After loading the website, users can locate songs by genre, language, or by searching using the tools at the top of screen. Users can also scroll down the homepage to view songs by Top Lyrics, Now Playing, and New Lyrics. After users find a song of interest, they can click it to access the activity.
Once clicked, users have the choice of skill level that includes: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert. After they select their skill level, a new screen appears, and users must click the “Play” button to begin the activity.
At this point, the song begins to play and the lyrics are shown on the bottom of the screen with blanks. As the song plays, users are to type the lyric in the blank. If they are correct, the song progresses. If users are incorrect, they can try again or click the “right arrow” button to skip to the next lyric. As they progress through the song, users gain points based on their performance.
If teacher users create a profile, they can choose a song, scroll under the level options, and then choose the “New Exercise” option. Next, they can choose if they want their students to write in the lyrics in the song or if they want to choose the correct word from the options. Next, teacher users are to click all the words in the lyrics that they want their students to engage by clicking them. After making these choices, teacher users must click the “Save” button. The song will then be saved to the teacher user’s account, which can be accessed by clicking the profile option on the top right. The song can then be shared by copying and pasting the URL. Lyrics Training does not report the scores of users who completed the song.
Please Note: Lyrics Training offers additional options, and users are encouraged to further explore this website.
Instructional Ideas for Lyrics Training
- For students who are learning English, teachers can use this website to help them learn words while listening to music. Teachers can differentiate the rigor of this activity using the skill level settings.
- After students complete an activity with the song lyrics, they can use the Genius tool to help them interpret the lyrics for meaning. Teachers can then have students share that information as part of a class conversation.
- To help students learn more about the song they are listening to, teachers can have them work to locate the song on the Music Timeline. Students can then view other artists that might be of interest. Once an artist is located, students can search for that artist’s work in Lyrics Training and complete activities based on the music available.
- Teachers can make a profile and then create activities using this website for their students. After making an activity, teachers can post a link to it on a class website.
- As a switch up, teachers can have students make their own profile on this website and then create an activity. Once finished, the students can post a link to the activity on a class website or collaborative workspace, such as Padlet.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|
Screenshots of Lyrics Training