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Minimum digital skills level of Students
Minimum digital skills level of Educators
The recipe is aimed at educators who wish to offer their students motivating listening comprehension exercises and to have the learners practice vocabulary or even grammar structures through music.
Students with basic/beginner skills.
- Internet connection
- Speakers or headphones
- LyricsTraing user account.
The recipe enables educators to implement digital resources in the teaching process so as to enhance the effectiveness of vocabulary learning and listening comprehension. It enables educators to increase learner motivation through the use of up-to-date listening materials and to allow learners to choose their own pace, learning content and difficulty level.
How to do it (step by step)
Go to https://lyricstraining.com/ .
Click the “Log In” button on top of the page.
Click “Genres” on the left hand-side on top of the page to search for a song or type in the song title you are looking for. The website now shows you all available videos.
Select a video by clicking on the title.
Click the “New Exercise” on the right hand-side at the bottom of the page.
Fill in the title of the activity on the right hand-side.
Choose the difficulty level from the options presented under “Level”.
Select the input mode: Write means the learners have to write down what they hear. Choice means the learners can choose a word from a variety of options. If you select both options, the learners will be able to choose the input mode.
Scroll down to the lyrics. Select the words you want to the learners to fill in by clicking on the word.
When you are done, click “Save”.
Press the “Preview” button to view the activity from a learner’s point of view.
Go “My Exercises” to see the exercises you have saved.
Click on the title of the video to select it.
Copy the link and send it to your learners by e-mail or other digital communication channel.
There is more…
You can also use the website without registering. However, in this case, you will not be able to create your own cloze activities. If you register as a learner, you appear on the high score charts, which may be very motivating for some learners.
The lyrics and all activities are user-generated so they may contain mistakes. Therefore, it is advisable to check the lyrics before using a song in class. In case you find mistakes, you can send feedback to the website team.
Please also note, that the videos are not filtered so there may be content that is not suitable for young learners.
- LyricsTraining – Brilliant adventure for learners: https://thedigitalteacher.com/reviews/lyricstraining
- LyricsTraining review for teachers: https://www.commonsense.org/education/website/lyricstraining
- LyricsTraining.com: A quick introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez6t1F70H7w
- To register on LyricsTraining: https://lyricstraining.com/sign_up
- LyricsTraining cloze activity (tutorial video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeJMo28g_Io