Los grandes éxitos de Lengua Rica:
original Spanish Instructional Songs
A song for beginning students to help them learn about family vocabulary
A song for intermediate students who are studying indirect object pronouns
Have you ever had the experience of forgetting nearly everything you learned in a foreign language except for the few songs you were taught? That is so normal!
Music and song are highly memorable and motivating. Music makes learning fun. Songs take advantage of the rhythmic nature of language and employ repetition to reinforce speech patterns. Song singing requires that a language learner reproduce the language, so it increases one's fluency.
At Lengua Rica, we perform the songs from our CD live. They form an integral part of our curriculum. We encourage students to learn them, but we also hope they are inspired to write their own, and sometimes we have them do just that!
On the CD, each song is labeled with its own grammatical or functional learning objective and is geared toward students at a particular proficiency level. This is indicated beneath the title of each song.
AND THE SONGS ARE NOT INFANTILE! The songs' music, content, and humor are specifically geared toward adults and mature teens.
The songs are designed to supplement teachers' Spanish curricula, in the spirit of Schoolhouse Rock. They make learning Spanish fun.
All songs and music written by Ethan Rogol with the exception of Una boca; first verse, traditional, second verse, Ethan Rogol.
-- Krista Swenson, Cyberschool, Edmonds, WA
-- Jeremy Clark, Timberline High School, Lacey, WA
|Beginning Songs||Language Objective|
|Hola clase||Names ( a welcoming song)|
|Domingo a las dos||Time, days, months, seasons|
|Mi familia||Family relationships|
|Hola, ¿como estás?||Greetings, farewells|
|Una boca||Body parts|
|Arriba, abajo||Adverbs of locations|
|Intermediate to advanced Songs||Language Objective|
|El mundo de mañana||Future tense|
|Cartas de amor||Indirect object pronouns|
|En la mañana||Reflexive verbs and pronouns|
|Yo tenía hambre||Preterite and imperfect tenses|
|El justiciero||Emergency vocabulary|
|La naturaleza||Earth science|
|Tengo un carrito||Direct object pronouns|
|Vamos de compras||Shopping|
|Venga aquí mi hijito||Imperative mood|
Ethan Rogol: mandolin, lead vocals
Grace Cox: bass, vocals
Ryan Sowers: guitar, keyboard, vocals
Engineered by Amy Greene of Stone Soup
Certified Spanish Language Instruction,
Interpretation, and Translation Services
P.O. Box 806
Olympia WA 98507
This page was last modified: 17 June 2010.