Sounds in the Foreign Language Lesson

This paper by Philipp Botes, published in Scenario Volume 2015, Issue 1, describes the link between language and music, and between voice and hearing based on Dr Tomatis research and the “Tomatis Effect”. There is also an example of how sounds and music can be used in foreign language teaching and learning.

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Listening Therapy with the Tomatis® Effect

 

The Tomatis® Method is a pedagogical method used to improve the listening of a person whose hearing functions correctly. It works thanks to a device, the Tomatis® Electronic Ear, that causes musical contrasts by suddenly and unpredictably changing the timbre and intensity of the music. This effect surprises the brain and triggers its attention mechanisms. We say that the brain puts itself in a listening position.

Sound is transmitted through air via the ear canal. It is also transmitted by a vibration at the top of the headset. This vibration is called bone conduction. Bone conduction transmits the sound directly to the inner ear, thus preparing it to receive the sound transmitted through the eardrum. Read More