Presenter: Sara Jorgensen

This workshop material describes a simple and replicable method for ESOL teachers to bring music to their classrooms. It is based on a collaboration between Rosie’s Place Women’s Education Center and Berklee College of Music. The material introduces the Rosie’s Place model, method and the theory behind it with suggestions on how to include group song-writing in the ESOL classroom. No musical training is necessary.

ESOL and Song-Writing Presentation (.pptx)
Notes About Music and Language Acquisition (.pdf)
ESOL and Song Writing Childhood – Conversation Starters (.pdf)
ESOL and Song Writing Teen Years – Conversation Starters (.pdf)
Tips For ESOL Music And Conversation (.pdf)
Rosie’s Place – Easy Melodies for ESOL And Song Writing (.pdf)
You Are My Sunshine ESOL and Song Writing Worksheet (.pdf)
Berklee Students Help Foreign Language Speakers Learn English Metro Article (.pdf)