Tagged: music

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Do The “Loco Motion”

I love this song and it will get students up dancing and having fun, guaranteed. Can they do the “loco motion”? EFL Classroom 2.0 members can get the powerpoint audio version of this for use offline. Also highly recommend our Recommended Pop Songs + lyric...

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50 Ways To Use Music & Song

I’m presently working hard on a number of forthcoming 50 lists. I intend to publish a new one each month this year and then end the year combining them all in one publication. Some of the lists forthcoming are; * 50 ways to teach writing...

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Beatles Resources

The Beatles are the number one band students prefer to learn English by, according to a Pearson survey (and see other musical preferences at that link).  I’ve recently put up the ultimate resources for teaching with Beatles songs. Available for purchase individually or join EFL...

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The #1 Second Language band …..

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.                                                        Outlandish   I spent part of the...

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Using Songs in the EFL Classroom

This presentation has always been a fav. of teachers. Here, I add a voiceover and summarizing some of the main points (ever so quickly). Click on the presention to listen and use the slideshow underneath to go to resources highlighting each point (by clicking on...

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Songs with lyric sheets

I just spent an hour or two tagging all the songs on EFL Classroom that have lyric sheets. Wow! Didn’t know we had so many. Find them here. Look below the video for links, many with ppts too. Plus, see our International Second Language Singers...

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Technologic IT

I love Daft Punk! See some really innovative stuff done by teachers using their music. This one will be no exception. I already got creative with it. It teaches verbs connected to technology so well! (and verbs are the flypaper of language – have a...

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The #1….(song activity)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Last One Standing This game is fantastic! I’ve done it in countless teacher training sessions and with students. It’s gotten so that other teachers when they see another teacher doing this with their students...

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Top 10 Young Learner’s Songs

Here is my list of top 10 songs for Young Learners and suggested teaching points. Please comment and add any other suggestions. Most are found on our Kid’s Karaoke page or by searching in our videos…. ) Not surprising that many of these songs are...

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Making a Doodle Video with your Class

Doodle songs/videos are a great activity you can do with your class! They really promote contextualized learning and motivate students because you have a final product and of course – there is music!  They are the perfect example of SCC or Student Created Content. I...

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Traditional Songs for teaching/learning

I really believe in using the students’ own cultural knowledge and “aspect” when teaching English. I’ve elaborated on this notion of CSC (Culturally Specific Content) on a number of occasions. There can be no more powerful cultural component than traditional song and music. Arirang is...

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Calling All Angels – using WMM and subtitling

Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 This is a lovely music video of a fabulous and “quirky” Canadian singer, Jane Siberry. Just beautiful and slow – perfect for language learning. I’m also celebrating her because in the spirit of art and knowledge...

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Musical Appreciation Lesson/Day

Music is a wonderful way to get students learning English and producing language. See all our resources about music HERE. Also, see Rachel’s lovely post on the same topic, only using music videos! This lesson is very teacher friendly and can be used with guidance,...

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Gosing – Another Karaoke option…

I’m really proud of the karaoke on EFL Classroom! We have so many options for teachers – see this post for how to get these and set up the player and make your own karaoke. However, often not mentioned, is a cool alternative, Go Sing....

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Music makes the world go sound

\ I spent a good bottle of red wine and some time (and whatever you are told, don’t believe ‘em – time is cheap) watching 60 Minutes and this gem about how classical music and the spirit of Gustavo Dudamel is trying to bring ”...

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The #1…..(student created video)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Lemon Tree by Grade 6 after school students This video is just brilliant! Teachers that see it at my workshops always are stunned and amazed. The creativity, the “togetherness” that this video must have...

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Karaoke to teach English!

We have LOADS of karaoke for use in the classroom here. See the links assembled below. Karaoke is a great tool for any language teacher. It really helps with phonetic recognition (connecting text to speech – reading) and highly motivational. It also is adaptable and...

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The #1 …. (song)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. That’s The Way Uh huh, Uh huh, I like it. I”ve been teaching and hawking the use of songs in education/esl/efl/even hell, for longer than I can even remember (farthest back I does remember...