Pedagogical objectives

Cantare is an application that allows users to synch lyrics or captions with audio files.

This tool is intended for teachers who wish to create language-learning activities by having students listen to music, or other types of audio files, with captions that appear onscreen.

Thanks to the playlists, teachers can easily collect several audio files, develop glossary entries, and add companion materials based on the same theme. They can then publish and share this material with students by providing them with hyperlinks.

Usage rights

Cantare was conceived firstly to serve the needs of teachers and students of the Québec college network. It may, however, be used by anyone for educational, non-commercial purposes.

The Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique (CCDMD) accepts that websites link to Cantare but all redirections to pay sites are strictly forbidden. Citing the Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique and the address of the site (cantare.ccdmd.qc.ca) as the source is obligatory.

Commercial use

Any commercial use of Cantare must be the subject of a specific agreement between the user and the CCDMD.

For more information, contact the CCDMD by email (info@ccdmd.qc.ca) or by phone (514 873-2200).


Cantare is a production of the Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique (CCDMD).

Software design and programming

Robert Daniel Szczech

Graphic design

Christine Blais

Project managers

  • Cyr-Marc Debien
  • Nicholas Birks


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