Sessions /
The Chorus English Approach in Non-children’s EFL #347

Sat, Nov 21, 10:45-12:15 JST | Zoom 29 Posters
You must log in to view sessions Speaking/Communication College & University Education Poster Session

Singing popular songs as a group can increase motivation and group cooperation, lower anxiety, and improve pronunciation and intonation. Chorus English is a novel approach to singing in non-children’s EFL classes. Rather than using music as a filler or a hook, its goal is singing songs well from a linguistic perspective. It can be utilized by both new and experienced teachers who aspire to enrich their student’s communicative capacities and social skills.

Presentation Assets

Poster - The Chorus English Approach in Non-children’s EFL

Download PDF: Poster - The Chorus English Approach in Non-children’s EFL

Darren A. Kinsman

Darren A. Kinsman

Clark Memorial International High School
After receiving a B.A. in political science and a B.Ed. in Secondary Education, Darren taught English in Quebec City, and subsequently participated in a study abroad program with Japanese university students before accepting a teaching position in Japan in 1998. Darren received CELTA certification in 2003 and was granted a master’s degree in 2014 after completing a thesis on 19th century photography in Japan. Darren currently teaches students at the junior high, high school, college, and university levels in Sendai, Japan. He has found success with the Chorus English Approach because it leads to a community of learners, and thus to more effective language acquisition. He looks forward to sharing his experiences with others.
Dominic Jones

Dominic Jones

Sendai Seiyo Gakuin College
Before switching careers to education and business in Sendai, northwest Japan, Dominic was a Chartered Geologist in an environmental consultancy in England. These days he is a tenured professor teaching English, researching comprehensible input in language acquisition, and researching martial science in self-defense. As a speaker at educational, entrepreneurial and TEDx conferences, and a facilitator in workshops in Europe, Asia, and North America, he feels privileged to teach - as knowledge has no meaning until it is shared.