Learning Materials

Oral Language

This file is written by Tobie Sanders


Oral Language for English Language Learners

Sociocultural Factors

Teaching Music in an Oral Language Tradition

This is the powerpoint for a talk I gave to the Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association.

Cognitive Science and Language

What is language, anyway? Here is a book about that. It includes a lot of information, including a review of phonics. Glance at the book just to see what is available--you might want to revisit at some point in the future.

Gesture and Language Development

Reading for Ed 314/316 (optional for Ed 371)

Your Post

Ed 371
How does the information on oral language development relate to your experiences in learning to be a musician? What parallels do you see?

What aspects of oral language acquisition could be used in the process of teaching music?

Ed 314/316
The article on Gesture and Language Development discusses the fact that gestures often precede language development in very young children. What non-linguistic means do school-age children use to express themselves? In your opinion, how might teachers support language development using non-linguistic means?