Tagged: song

Pop Song Workbook

I’ve done a lot over the years to promote the use of music in the ELT Classroom. From my days as a karaoke king in ESL classrooms in Canada to recent articles and research concerning the efficacy of music in the language classroom. Here is...

Top 10 Reasons To Use Music

Teachers by training or usually just instinct, know that music works in the classroom. For all ages, for all topics. I’ve even used a song to teach chemistry! This post is further to my well visited Top 50 ways to use music and song in the...

Dubsmash could be a smash hit

I’ve long loved and supported the use of music in the language classroom. Check out my very popular guide or also any of my karaoke related posts here. Dubsmash is a very popular app where students lipsynch to popular movie lines, song lyrics and more...

Songs To Get Students Thinking ….

We have a great discussion going on ELT Professionals LinkedIN where teachers recommend songs for teaching. Some of them got me thinking about how I most often used songs in my teaching. Most often, I used songs to either introduce a topic but most often...

Imagine …..

This song hits me like no other. And millions around the world agree and have made it part of their mental landscape and an all-time classic. Over the years, I’ve used it a lot in class. As a straight listening cloze activity. As a rewriting...

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...

50 Ways To Use Music & Song

I’m presently working hard on a number of forthcoming 50 lists to go along with the dozen I’ve already come up with. Some of the lists forthcoming are; * 50 ways to teach writing * 50 ways to activate creativity and inquiry * 50 ways...

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...

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...

The Power of Music and a Teacher

Just a quick one this morning since I’m on the road. Want to share this inspiring video and a special teacher showing how powerful music is, in education. Check out their page and other videos on youtube (use the ad free player). Inspire your own...

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...

International Music in English

I love listening to second language speakers sing! There is something so beautiful, even delicate about it, about expressing yourself through vocals/singing in another tongue. I hear it, I feel it, I’m touched by it – it is somehow different than when a native speaker...

Go Sing – Karaoke and language learning

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....

The #1 …….(short video for YLs)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. The Elephant Song — 150%!!!! Eric Herman does a great job with his son. It is so engaging, even for adults. A song but with dialogue – it has it all. Use in millions...

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...

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