Martina Schwarz will visit your school with her interactive MFL song program, suitable for primary level (4-12 years)
Martina Schwarz in Lithuania, 2018, photos by Karolina Černevičienė.
Above, German teacher Isabel Arencibia and her pupils singing Martina Schwarz’ songs in Gran Canaria’s children hospital.
Martina introduces herself in the target language: I come from Cologne. Martina will visit your school or venue of your choice, giving one hour long interactive concerts for up to 100 children. She opens her sessions with her call/ response greeting song and in no time the children join in. She then surprises them with her accordion which she plays to the children’s delight to accompany her songs.
Martina’s songs are tailor-made for teaching German/French/ English as a foreign language in Primary schools – the children sing about their everyday activities at school, the days of the week, months, seasons, numbers, parts of the body, food, animals and what they do in their free time – all topics which are relevant to the primary curriculum.
“Ein Tag mit Deutsch” A documentary about early language learning in the Czech Republic.
But singing about these things is so much more fun than just talking about them! In Martina’s concerts, the children have plenty of opportunities to act out, move and dance as well as sing their hearts out. They learn new and practice already known vocabulary whilst being entertained and engaged. Martina adapts her repertoire and length of concert according to the age group. Finishing her session on a personal note by mentioning the children’s names in her Good Bye song and rounding it all up with questions and answers leaves the children with a real live experience in the target language.
School Concert Tour in Ireland
Irish pupils present their choreography to Martina’s song “Ich reise durch die Welt”.
These concerts are equally suitable as an introduction for children with no former knowledge of the target language and would be an ideal contribution to any cultural, language and music celebrating event, for example, European Language Day.
School Concert Tour in the Czech Republic and Moldova
Although Martina’s songs have so far only been published for German as a foreign language, she can visit your school with a similar interactive musical language program for French or English as a foreign language.
Martina will need a microphone & mic stand (depending on size of audience and acoustic)
1 music stand, 1 powerful CD player