One of the common reasons why people start learning foreign languages is that they want to understand their favorite foreign songs. Thousands of people started learning French because they were obsessed with the song “Je suis malade” by Lara Fabian. And thousands of people fell in love with Spanish because of the famous song “Bésame mucho”.
If you love to listen to music and like to learn foreign languages, this article is right for you. Here you will read about how to learn vocabulary and new words with the help of your favorite songs in a fun way.
Why learning a foreign language with songs?
Before we start discussing different methods of language learning with songs, let’s take a look at three key benefits of these methods:
Method #1 – Draw the meaning of the word
As the famous saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. And it’s so true when it comes to new vocabulary learning.
If you want to learn the words from the song, try to do the following:
The images will help you not only to learn the chosen words, but also to understand the meaning of the entire song. Try this approach out, and you will be amazed at how it will facilitate your learning.
Method #2 – Watch lyric videos
Do you know what “lyric video” is? It’s a video in which lyrics of the song are displayed as subtitles. You can use this type of video to enlarge your vocabulary and learn new interesting phrases.
Here is what you should do:
Screenshot source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzKL-bQKcgA
Method #3 – Use social media in a new way
Do you like to share your photos and videos on Instagram and Facebook? Do you publish new posts regularly? If your answer is “yes”, this approach to new phrases learning is right for you.
Here is how it works:
Here is an example of the post for Instagram and the phrases you can learn: