Kristin Lems

Professor, National Louis University

Music and Song Build ELL Language and Literacy

English language learners get several benefits from environments that include music and song that go even beyond the benefits for children whose native language is English. Let's explore!

MEET Kristin Lems

I've sung music with children learning English, and also shared my enthusiasm about the power of music and song with teachers of children learning English around the world - Mongolia, Argentina, Chile, Algeria - and at several American universities. I am a Fulbrighter to both Algeria and Mongolia and a performing folksinger. I combine my love of the arts with academic rigor as a full professor teaching teachers of English learners.