Music offers many advantages for learning languages. Scientists have shown that listening to a song and humming along can help with language learning!
4 facts about language learning:
- When singing, we try to reproduce sounds and tone, so our accent is less pronounced than when we speak.
- Listening to music allows us to better assimilate the syntax and enrich our vocabulary because the lyrics of the songs are generally composed of informal expressions and words that we don’t necessarily learn when studying a language.
- Listening to music helps with memorisation. According to scientists, singing new words makes them easier to remember. Do you remember how you learned the alphabet when you were a child?
- Not only adults, but also infants and children can benefit from the advantages linked to listening to a foreign language. Scientific research suggests that infants who listen to multiple languages as they grow will have better linguistic sensitivity in these languages in later life.
There are numerous complementary tools for language learning, such as Spotify or even Netflix. Of course, it is important to have a serious and professional approach when using these tools, especially when learning the grammar basics.