005: How can I learn vocab from songs?

<p>Today's episode features a question from Kevin: "How can I take vocabulary from songs and use it in my conversations?" </p>
<h2>In this episode:</h2>
<li>The benefits of learning languages through songs</li>
<li>How to re-articulate language from songs in everyday conversation</li>
<li>How natural is language from songs?</li>
<li>How songs work in different languages</li>
<li>Songs as a tool for "discovering" language</li>
<p>Strategies for learning songs:</p>
<li>Identify key words and phrases from the song that I want to be able to use. Then put them in a flashcard app.</li>
<li>Keep a list of the words I want to be able to use and keep it next to me during a language exchange/lesson</li>
<li>Use the vocabulary for writing. For example, <a title="Write a tech-savvy speech" href="http://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/write-a-tech-savvy-speech/" target="_blank">write a monologue/mini-speech</a>, then memorise it.</li>
<h2>Links and resources mentioned in this episode:</h2>
<li>FluentU - Language learning with video</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/fluentu-review/" target="_blank">My review of FluentU</a></li>
<li>Let It Go (ありのままで): <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvj3-MZO9Tw">https://www.youtube.com/wat...
<li>Olly singing in Portuguese: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sReTCr-WPxc">https://www.youtube.com/wat...
<li>Olly singing in Cantonese: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Z20Bg8Ppg">https://www.youtube.com/wat...
<p>Flashcard apps mentioned:</p>
<li><a href="https://www.memrise.com/" target="_blank">Memrise</a></li>
<li><a href="http://ankisrs.net/" target="_blank">Anki</a></li>
<li><a href="http://flashcardsdeluxe.com/Flashcards/" target="_blank">Flashcards Deluxe</a></li>
<p>Other websites:</p>
<li><a href="http://lang-8.com/" target="_blank">Lang-8 </a>- corrections from native speakers</li>
<li><a href="https://rhinospike.com/" target="_blank">Rhinospike</a> - audio recordings from native speakers</li>
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<h2>Today's featured resource</h2>
<li><a href="http://fluentu.com" target="_blank">FluentU.com</a> - language learning with video</li>
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