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ESL Songs : Language is Intonation, Rhythm, and Music

Je donne ma langue au chant !

A fun series that gets 3 to 8 year + year old kids speaking and singing in English
  Winner of the European Label Award

Kids-Factory-Volume-1 Kids Factory Volume 2 Kids Factory Volume 3
(Click on the covers to hear excerpts)

NEW ! Download the new compilation album of ESL songs in English !

From the Very Beginning, Language is Intonation, Rhythm and Music

little bird - kids factoryThough a child’s early attempts to communicate are satisfied by movement and glances, the voice quickly seeks to articulate ideas, feelings and imagination.

From the very beginning language is intonation, rhythm and music, and that is the cornerstone of Je Donne Ma Langue au Chant! - an award winning, English language program for 3 to 8+ year olds.

The ravishing illustrations, original songs and amusing musical arrangements of Je donne ma langue au chant! make learning English a fun and memorable experience at school and for the entire family.

Patricia Johnston


Click on the image to hear an excerpt from "What are you doing?"

 



Je donne ma langue au chant!
received the EUROPEAN LANGUAGE LABEL for innovative projects in the field of language acquisition and teaching, awarded by the European Commission on Multilingualism.

MICHEL PERRIN Jury President Professor Emeritus, Victor Segalen University, Bordeaux
In my opinion, this corresponds perfectly to what could and should be the approach used with young French ears (and others!). Your introduction to English could not be more natural. It is a beautiful story of success because children acquire the "authentic music" of the language with pleasure and at the right moment, which with age, becomes so difficult for French speakers to hear and master."


ESL English for 3 to 8 + year olds, Teachers and Parents Anywhere

Developed specially for use by children on their own, this evolving collection is also adapted to classroom use by  teachers not formally trained in foreign language instruction. Je Donne Ma Langue au Chant! is a welcome addition to Home School, Montessori and bi-lingual school programs.

Originally published for French children, the program is suitable for use in any country and integrates easily into ESL programs using music and art to reinforce early English learning. Today the program is used in India, Canada, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Tahiti, India, Japan and Greece.

A new 80-page teaching pack is now available from Kids' Factory Music offering additional artistic, linguistic and cultural activities based on songs from all three volumes. (In French only.)

 

Developing Autonomy and Self-Confidence

Je Donne Ma Langue au Chant! is a "feel-good" ESL project that helps build self-confidence through songs that young children easily catch on to. Each song provokes "questions and answers" and presents complete, useful sentences that make sense, and all the subject matter is designed to fit the taste of young children.

The clever musical arrangements and stunning illustrations tap into the natural curiosity of children and stimulate imagination while simultaneously charming them into expressing themselves in English.

Catchy or moving, the songs are all fun to sing and offer an exciting opportunity to discover a variety of musical cultures and instruments.  

(Click on the illustration to hear excerpts from volume 2)

How it Works

The musical composition of each song closely follows the intonation of spoken English and the audio exercises on each album reinforce the development of listening, pronunciation and speaking skills.

Each song is presented in the same way and based on a simple pattern of listening and repetition:

• Listen to Patricia sing the song in English.
• Repeat the phrases in English with Patricia.
• Sing the song together with Patricia.
• Now, can you sing the song without Patricia?


To find out more about each volume visit our listen & watch page.
To purchase the collection click here