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Sing English, Learn English Through Song

he most important goal of ‘Sing English’ is to have fun, and yet there are real and valuable outcomes for participants.    
The phrase, ‘That song stuck in my head’, seems to reinforce the idea that songs work on our short, and long-term, memory.  To forget much of what we have learnt in conventional classes appears to be common, and yet most people can easily recall songs, even those learnt at a very early age. 
It seems our brains have a natural propensity to repeat what we hear in our environment in order to make sense of it, this involuntary repetition has been suggested as an example of Chomsky’s ‘language acquisition device’.   For many people songs strongly activate the repetition mechanism of language acquisition.  When combined with the relaxation of being involved in a pleasurable activity, this can greatly increase the singers’ ability to remember.
Songs in general use simple, conversational language, with a lot of repetition, which is just what language teachers look for as effective learning resources.
Thought songs on their own will not teach you how to speak a new language, they are extremely effective in:

  • Acquiring and developing vocabulary

  • Pronunciation

  •  Cultural understanding

  • Listening skills

  •  Understanding slang and common phrases

  • Grammatical patterns

  • Reinforcing new learning

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    Course 2010 Fee Information* Special discounts occur regularly, please Contact us  for detail
Full Time ( 25 hours/week + 5 hours / week free tuition)
English Course Length ( weeks) Fees ( NZ$/week)
1-12 $ 340
13-24 $ 320
25 or more $ 300
Other Fees ( NZ$)
Registration Fee (paid once only) $180 ( $ 90 Part time)
Homestay Placement Fee $180
Homestay Accommodation $200/ week
Auckland Airport Pickup  $75
Text Material Fee $40 / Block
Health Insurance $300 / year
Bank Fee( if applicable) $25
Text Book $50 -150
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Waikato Institute of Education
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PO Box 773, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: 64 - 7 - 8382450   Fax: 64 - 7 - 838 2453