place does music have in an Intensive English Centre curriculum?
Music is a Universal language, enabling
students from all backgrounds to share ideas, feelings and
experiences. All students have the capacity to respond to
and participate in musical activities. Music provides a non-threatening
in which students can enjoy themselves, experience success
and develop Ianguage skills.
What does music at Beverly Hills I.E.C. involve?
The subject of music at Beverly Hills
I.E.C. generally involves one 75 minute lesson per week. during
their time at the I.E.C., students study units of work on
the basic theory of music, percussion, keyboards, guitar,
the orchestra and its instruments and world music. Through
a range of homework and in-class library tasks, students are
able to develop their research and reporting skills. Study
of the above-mentioned units of work provides students with
the opportunity to develop a range of musical skills including
listening, singing, playing, movement, creating and notation.
In addition to the compulsory music lessons, all students
are invited to participate in the school choir, which meets
twice a week to sing popular and and world music to perform
at school assemblies, festivals and concerts.