Exciting Methods to Teach Latin Vowels?
Date: January 4, 2014
I work with youth choirs ranging in age from 12-18 and I choose quite a bit of repertoire in Latin for these groups, I feel if they can sing properly in Latin they can sing anything! However, I am looking for creative ways and activities to use to teach proper vowel formation in Latin. We have done "the basics," we have discussed proper vowel formation, found the closest words to English etc. After a few minutes, they tend to lose interest with these methods! I have also done the mirror mouth, where they have a partner and try to shape the same mouth as their partner. (This normally ends up in laughter.) However, I am still not satisfied with their vowels (and some recordings of them prove this!) Wondering if anyone has any advice or creative activities to help students with Latin vowels?
Thanks very much!
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