Jazz chants for children

English with music and mind maps
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  • You can set the necessary number of repetitions of either all the words and phrases in an exercise or only the chosen ones.
  • An easy to follow pronunciation.
  • Different dynamic background effects.
  • Playlist.
  • Instead of a slider the program has tabs to easily find and repeat playing a word or phrase.
  • A user-friendly presentation of our programs in your computer with the help of the innovative viewer.
  • No distortion on screens of any sizes.
  • Signals to start speaking at the proper moment.
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The value of songs and chants for young learners (by Elizabeth Forster British Council Primary School in Madrid) Chants and songs have long been recognised as fun and child-friendly tools in both First and Second Language Acquisition. This article proposes that this pedagogic recourse has a strong linguistic justification based on recent neurological studies on how the brain processes and produces speech. However, the main focus of the article is looking at the why and how of using songs and chants in the young learner classroom.

A teacher on JAZZ CHANTS I learnt about jazz chants early on in my teaching career and quickly discovered what a  wonderful way they are to develop speaking skills both with adults (who I was also teaching at the time) and children. I soon found myself inspired by Carolyn to create my own chants to reflect the natural rhythms of the variety of English I speak i.e. British rather than American English, and have been writing them and using them with my classes regularly ever since.
The main benefits of using jazz chants with children are:
  1. They are motivating, memorable and fun.
  2. They add variety to language practice.
  3. They provide for lots of natural and enjoyable repetition.
  4. They allow for physical movement.
  5. They are non-threatening.
  6. They reinforce vocabulary and grammar.
  7. They improve all aspects of pronunciation.
  8. They develop fluidity and natural speed in speaking ‘chunks’ of language.
  9. They provide opportunities for ‘rehearsal’ which helps children later transfer the language to other contexts.
  10. They build up children’s confidence and help create a sense of achievement and success.

Free download mp3, lesson plans and more Every kid wants to be a Rock Star! I have developed these Rock-Chants for the older elementary age students (recommended age 6 and up!) to give them practice in speaking important basic phrases in English. The songs are fun, exciting, jazz, and rock styles that will get even your shyest student speaking English!

Free downloadable English chants for children learning English Practice learning English vocabulary and pronunciation by downloading these chant mp3's for free! Download and save them, burn them onto a cdr, and bring them to your class. All of the chants on this page match with the MES English flashcard vocabulary and they are all free to download and use in your classes. They also match with the 123 Listening free worksheets and listening exercises Click on a chant title to be directed to the page with the chant and links to flashcards.

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JAZZ CHANTS: AN EFFECTIVE WAY OF TEACHING ORAL LANGUAGE  Written by Rosalyn B. Angeles  Cabcaben Elementary School. Children has a great ability to play with language, therefore teachers of language must think of ways to facilitate language acquisition, be it mother tongue or second language. It can be  songs, poems, and chants more than they would with adults. Many children do not tire of practicing a repetitive and rhythmic text several times a day, seven days a week. In using chant, children build up a repertoire of these type and delight in reciting them, or playfully altering them. Often they incorporate gestures and movement into their songs and chants .

Jazz Chants for Children. Review on JAZZ CHANTS books for children.  Jazz Chants introduce and reinforce the language structures and functions of everyday spoken English. They provide an innovative, exciting, and effective way of improving students' speaking and listening skills. They are simple and repetitive, providing students with language they can really use.
The Student Book contains the words of each chant, a useful introduction, and clear teaching notes. The cassette contains the chants recorded by the author and a choral speaking group. Jazz Chants appeal to students of all ages, and work with large classes. They stimulate pairwork and role-playing activities. They will surprise, inspire and delight students and teachers alike!

jazz chants for beginners A collection of video and audio

Play with english. RHYTHMIC, RHYMING AND OTHER POEM Type of module- Project work. Target group - 12–15-year-old learners.Level A1+  Written by K. Szabó Ilona, Helen Sherwin

The Use of Jazz Chants for Children in the Teaching-learning Process of English Detailed research by MARIBEL PERALTA GUADALUPE QUITO (UNIVERSITY OF CUENCA PHILOSOPHY FACULTY ENGLISH AND LITERATURE SCHOOL, 2010) Jazz chants stimulate and demand to multiple senses of learning. Students speak, sing, hit, stamp, and move while chanting. Thus jazz chants, together with music and songs, offer students an enjoyable way to learn English.  The rhythmic presentation of the natural language is the key to success for jazz chants.  Jazz chants are meaningful and communicative. Jazz chants avoid the boring mechanical drills because it is meaning-based and communication-based; Jazz chants are interactive. Jazz chants can be used to teach multiple aspects of language: sound and intonation, rhythm and rhyming, structure, vocabulary, idiomatic usage, language function, and American culture. Because songs are usually‘performed’ in groups, there is no feeling of embarrassment for the individual. Songs allow children to engage in ‘egocentric language’ (Piaget 1923), where they are enjoying hearing themselves without being too concerned about the listener. Jazz chants add variety to lessons while they reduce anxiety and motivate learners. The use of music relaxes many students, and the opportunity to practice common phrases with an authentic model helps students feel more comfortable using those phrases in conversation. Students also respond more positively to lessons made enjoyable by activities that involve music. 

 (University of West Bohemia Faculty of Education Department of English, 2013) This research paper aims to find out above all if Jazz Chants can help Czech elementary learners of English improve their pronunciation of the phoneme /w/. The additional aim is to find out how they feel about Jazz Chants. The subjects of the research were learners of 4. C class at 14th basic school in Plzeň, ten year old beginner learners of English. Just as the selection of a particular tempo and beat in jazz may convey powerful and varied emotions, the rhythm, stress, and intonation patterns of the spoken language are essential elements for the expression of feelings and the intent of the speaker. Linking these two dynamic forms has produced an innovative and exciting new approach to language learningThe learners showed a high level of interest in Jazz Chants, they actively participated in the lesson and in the supplementary questionnaires they evaluated Jazz Chants on the whole positively. Findings from the objective analysis of the observation results show that the success rate of pronunciation of all the tested words increased by 12%. However, the success rate of pronunciation of the particular tested words practised in Jazz Chants increased by 34% in average. In my opinion, this result proves usefulness and effectiveness of Jazz Chants as a part of language teaching in terms of enhancing the learners´ pronunciation. Nevertheless, some interesting issues arose during conducting the research which may present suggestions for further work with Jazz Chants and for further research. 

Jazz Chants teachers can use these jazz chants in a variety of fun ways. You can practice stress and rhythm with your class, to help your students sound more natural when they speak English
3rd National English Jazz Chants Festival  Republic of the Philippines. Department of Education. Programme, schedule of activities, mechanics of the contest, etc.
TEACHING Jazz Chants TO YOUNG LEARNERS  Manual and Resource Guide for Teachers (Produced and Distributed by the Office of English Language Programs. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Department of State, Washington, D.C.)
Jazz chanting is a rhythmic presentation of natural language, linking the rhythms of spoken American English to the rhythms of traditional American jazz. A jazz chant is a fragment of authentic language presented with special attention to its natural rhythm. It is important to remember that jazz chanting is not like rapping, nursery rhymes, or songs, which distort the spoken language for poetic effect. The rhythm, stress, and intonation pattern of the chant should be an model of what the student would hear from a native speaker in natural conversation. A jazz chant can be constructed by anyone and is taught by emphasizing natural stress and intonation. Detailed instruction to create jazz chants yourself.

Teaching with Jazz Chants One of my favorite ways to help kids acquire vocabulary and a sense of the rhythms of the English language is with songs and Jazz Chants. I stumbled into Jazz Chants early in my teaching career and loved them, as did my students. I dare say there are some young adults out there somewhere who were in my classroom in Oakland many years ago who can still recite “Shoes and Socks!”

Rhythm, music, and young learners: a winning combination  by Laurie A. Thain Hiroshima YMCA School of Languages. There is a bonus in using chanting in Japan as it seems to almost eliminate katakana English pronunciation from the start. Katakana pronunciation results when Japanese pronunciation patterns are applied to spoken English, many times rendering the speaker incomprehensible. With chants, there is simply nospace for extra katakana syllables in the rhythm.

Miss Ling’s Musical Interpretation of The 3 Little Pigs  Quickly, the jazz chant 3 Little Pigs song became a favourite. Using jazz chants or choral speech helps to illustrate the natural stress and intonation patterns of conversational English. Jazz Chants provide an innovative and exciting way to improve the student's speaking and listening comprehension skills while reinforcing the language structures of everyday situations.

Jazz Chant(Workshop) By Solahuddin B. Mahmud SMK Dato Syed Ahmad, Kedah. I still find that not many teachers make use of this wonderful teaching approach in teaching English Language. This is due to many reasons which I do not intend to deal in depth during the workshop. It is my wish to share this technique with fellow teachers and if possible to have further professional discussion on this
subject matter especially in the context of teaching English in rural schools. This workshop is intended to raise the awareness of the participants on the potential usage of Jazz Chants in their own classroom. 

Second Language Learners. Jazz Chants for Children by Carolyn Graham (some advice for Spanish teachers of English)  provide excellent practice that internalizes the forms of words and structure of sentences.  Many are organized with special focus on language forms that are chanted or sung.  Using these as "performance pieces" greatly enhances their value and make for a more authentic experience, especially for older children.

Teaching Young Learners - a Jazz Chant