Published Chapters

An exploratory study of Japanese children learning Circle Sounds: A Phonics to whole word scaffolding system.

This paper is a paraphrase of my master's dissertation written as part of my  MSc TESOL (TEYL)  degree from Aston University, England. The development of Circle Sounds, a phonics to whole-word scaffolding system, resulted from the frustration of  attempting to teach phonics and whole-word approaches to literacy concurrently. This paper deals with teaching the sounds of the English language, a compliment to my primary interest of using music in the young learner classroom to teach EFL.

 

Thain, L.A. (2015). An exploratory study of Japanese children learning Circle Sounds: A Phonics to whole-word scaffolding system. In C.N Giannikas, L. McLaughlin, G. Fanning, & N Deutsch Muller. (Eds.). Children learning English: From research to practice. Reading, UK: Garnet Publishing Ltd.

A window into composing musical materials for young English language learners.

Musical materials must be carefully designed to be appropriate for and accessible to young learners. In this chapter I explain how I write songs and chants for young English language learners. By providing this window into the creative process, I aim to alert teachers to what must be kept in mind when "choosing and using" effective musical materials for the language classroom.

 

Thain, L.A. (2016). A window into composing musical materials for young English language learners. In Carmen Fonseca-Mora & Mark Grant (Eds.). Melodies, rhythm and cognition in foreign language learning. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

1 / 1

Please reload

© 2020  Pure Pacific Music for Young Learners. All rights reserved.

  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • SoundCloud Social Icon