Listening to musicand singing along is a great way to learn languages — there is even research proving it (see below)! It helps students memorize new vocabulary, shows language in context and can even help with tonality and speech.
Below are three really interesting articles on what research says about music + language learning:
There following are three great tools that can help you learn Portuguese with music:
1. Vagalume has links to music videos and lyrics. They have a “Guess the lyrics” game that you can play while listening to some great tunes in Portuguese.
Click on “Estilos” to find your preferred musical style or simply explore and enjoy the available selection. Click here to listen, watch…and learn Portuguese!
2. Another option for those who enjoy singing along is LyricsTraining, a very interesting app that allows you to sing along in karaoke mode or go for the challenge of filling out the blanks while you listen to songs.
3. And there is Spotify, of course!
The collaborative Spotify playlist PORT STUDENTS has some great tunes, handpicked by our past and current students — check it out! Feel free to add your preferred tunes in Portuguese. I look forward to listen to the music you will find!
Some popular Brazilian singers are: Seu Jorge, Maria Rita, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Jobim, Marisa Monte, Monobloco, Chico César, Charlie Brown, Karol Conká, Gabriel Pensador, Emicida, Anitta etc.