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Motivating secondary school students
to learn languages through their music

PopuLLar is a European Union, funded, innovative, education project designed to harness music, the primary social interest of secondary school students, in to their language learning.
There is a huge need to motivate secondary school students, in particular, to learn languages, focus digital competencies and be creative; and music is the key.
The project asked students to write their own lyrics to songs of their choice.

They  translated their songs in to the target language they are learning, The students recorded their song (audio or video) and share it with students all over Europe.
Students was able to combine their love of music, with creativity, literacy, digital competencies, group collaboration and, most importantly, use LWULT languages.
PopuLLar is a project that is 'Owned' by the students, they work autonomously and collaboratively, teachers are guides to the project process.

  Sample guides and videos
  A replicability package for teachers
  A community space for productions
■   A repository of examples of the use of music in language

PupuLLar won the prize for best
project for European cooperation  


The project resources are being designed to enable teachers and students to replicate the project autonomously.
All the  documentation and guides are available on this website.

■  PopuLLar is designed to address multiple priorities and key competences within the LLP:
■  New innovative teaching methodologies
■  Motivation to learn languages
■  Learning to learn
■  Raising use of technology in education
■  Communication in foreign languages (focusing on LWULT)
■  Digital competence

Most importantly, the project seeks to bring into learning the prime interest of secondary students as a tool for learning

The project created:

Guides, videos, examples for the teachers and students to be able to use the project
A replicability package, including a methodology guide, case studies and workshops so that teachers can
     use the project even after the end of funding
Community space were students productions (audio, video, transcripts) can be shared
A repository with 337 entries from a research of the use of music in language education

There is no limit to the number of schools that can use the project.

Teacher Materials

PopuLLar Background in six languages
EN - CZ - DE - ES - IT - TR

How to Use the Project in six languages
EN - CZ - DE - ES - IT - TR

Pre-Questionnaire for Teachers

Post-questionnaire for Teachers

PopuLLar Parent Authorization

Methodology Guide

The Methodology Guide is a summary of the project and includes the methodologies and pedagogy and how the ideas were adapted during the course of the project to improve results and effectiveness.
The Guide is a collaborative document written by members of the pedagogic team of the PopuLLar project.
The document is available below in six language versions.

EN - CZ - DE - ES - IT - TR

Student Materials

Step Guide in six languages
EN - CZ - DE - ES - IT - TR

Student Supporting Materials
EN - CZ - DE - ES - IT - TR

Pre-Questionnaire for Student

Post-questionnaire for Student

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