SONGS' LYRICS AND CATCHY TUNES - EFFECTIVE TOOLS OF BUILDING VOCABULARY AND LEARNING GRAMMAR
Vocabulary building remains one of the most topical problems of language learning for teachers of schools and universities. The difficulty is closely connected with the motivation context as well as with the Internet revolution of the recent times and easy access to a wide array of information. Modern teenagers are often seen with earphones and headphones, listening to their favourite tunes while commuting somewhere. On the one hand, for them this is the way to escape from reality and to relax. On the other hand, this is the moment when their minds are open to perceiving even more information. The article is devoted to language learning optimization. The author gives explanations to why repetition and rhyming are still the most widely used means of remembering data; pays attention to the emotional component of the learning process; analyses methods of memory retention used in primary school with small children and with adult new entrants. The author considers popular music tunes as one of the powerful tools of boosting motivation for language learning, simplifying the process of vocabulary introduction and set expressions learning, optimization of grammar structures presentation and explanation. Examples of tunes that can be useful for the process of language learning are provided. The article proves benefits of this approach for teaching the modern generation of teenagers as listening to various kinds of music is one of the most widely spread leisure time activities among young people. The youth is used to plenty of music in their lives and is supposed to be receptive to this way of receiving data. Such information transfer could teach the modern generation more metadisciplinary approach to science and reality as songs' lyrics often contain details from various fields of reality and require the ability of reading between the lines. At the end of the article the author suggests several ways of implementing grammar, vocabulary and culture teaching via songs and catchy tunes.