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Simple songs explore language complexities: Four sessions of Summer Song-Games for Grown-ups this July

Summer Song-Games for grown ups

As an ECE practitioner, a K-12 teacher, a language support worker, a community organizer or a grandparent, expand your repertoire to include song-games. Described as “deceptively simple,” these delightful songs, games and movements help learners of all ages to explore the unique acoustics and rhythm of spoken English, rapidly building vocabulary and mind-body learning patterns.

Song-games teachers use observation for learning to assess and plan, and reflection and conversation to check their own intentions and actions. They embrace the whole – song, movement, social interaction, creativity, curiosity and joy.

Join Dr. Fleurette Sweeney for a week of play & purpose.

  • Build a basic repertoire of song-games
  • Explore the six-point star that outlines Sound-to-Symbol praxis
  • Learn some song study techniques like tapping, dotting, mapping
  • Focus on the mind/body learning connection
  • Reflect on the role of play in your teaching/leading practice


  • Session 1: July 8 – 12, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00, Jericho Centre
  • Session 2: July 15 – 19, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00, Jericho Centre
  • Session 3: July 22 – 26, 6:00 8:00, Creative Minds
  • Session 4: July 29 – August 2, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00, Jericho Centre


Jericho Centre Creative Minds
4196 West 4th Avenue 5351 Camosun Street
Vancouver Vancouver


$100/session (and yes, you can join more than one!)

To register, visit Eventbrite online.

Sponsored by
The Living Language Institute Foundation
2712 Waverley Avenue, Vancouver V5S 1E8

About Fleurette Sweeney

Dr. Sweeney is a GIFTLearning faculty member and mentor, keenly interested in education and learning, the effect of social play and movement on learning, the connection between singing and speaking, economy of place as antidote to globalization, and inter-cultural relations.

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