Music in English language teaching: Theory into practice
Music has been used in English language teaching for many years with varying degrees of effectiveness. While many teachers see it as an important tool for learning a language and motivating students, there are others who see it as simply a time filler with little value. This last point falls into the category of TENOR (teaching English for no obvious reason, Abbott, 1981). Maybe this is because there has been a disconnection between theory and practice since teachers with little or no pedagogical focus have misused or misunderstood the use of music in their classrooms.