Interactive concerts

Martina’s interactive concerts are tailor-made for teaching modern foreign languages (French, German and English) 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. The very urgent subjects of climate change and nature are also addressed. But singing about these themes is so much more fun than just talking about them!

Interactive MFL song programme for primary level (5-12 years and early secondary level)

In Martina’s concerts, the children have plenty of opportunities to act, move and dance as well as sing their hearts out. They learn new vocabulary and practice what they already know whilst being entertained and engaged.

Concert structure

Martina will visit your school or venue of choice to give an interactive concert 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. “What a cool instrument!” comment the children. Actions and dance moves accompany songs about the days of the week, the months/ seasons, the weather, the animal tango, the body-reggae and other curriculum related subjects. The repertoire can be adapted to the age group. Concerts are designed to last for approximately an hour but can be slightly shorter for younger age groups. Martina’s new songs about the urgent subject of climate change can also be part of the concert. You will hear slogans like “protect the planet, don’t pollute it” and others sung in a funky way. 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 of the language they are learning.

These concerts are also suitable as an introduction for children who have just started learning a foreign language. They would be an ideal contribution to any cultural, language and music celebrating event, for example, European Language Day.

Technical requirements

Martina will bring a head mic and of course her accordion