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The #1 Second Language band …..

Outlandish

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.                                                        Outlandish   I spent part of the day with my Second language singer playlist playing in the […]

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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 collection for many more. Also, many in our lyric sheet […]

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Kinetic Typography for teaching English

The last 3 weeks, when I could spare a moment, I’ve been learning how to make a Kinetic Typography style video.   I think this technology offers great “power” for contextualizing and presenting language for learners.   For a long number of years – I’ve been a karaoke fan, producing thousands of karaoke files for […]

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Making a Karaoke file

Karaoke is a great tool for teachers and students that I’ve been promoting for ages. Lots of posts on here about it. It is great for both controlling audio and text, contextualizing audio and listening/reading skills coupled with phonemic awareness. It is multimodal and really has the WOW factor. I finally updated the tutorial on […]

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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 – tell me they know they must have been to […]

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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 also chants! This one, is my personal fav. but it […]

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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 the most famous Korean traditional song. It has countless variations […]

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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. Go Sing is a traditional karaoke player that is in […]

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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 you can vary the speed, the context (pictures) , the […]

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Kid’s songs with hand movements – Cullen’s ABCs

I really love Cullen’s ABCs! If you teach Young Learners, you have to watch her Youtube videos where she instructs teachers how to do the motions/hand movements for many songs for young learners.(along with SuperSimpleSongs, she’s the next best! I came to know about her after using a video of hers for a Project Peace […]

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Mix Tube – An easy way to “gather” your Youtube videos

MIX TUBE Mixtube is a really simple way for teachers to make a list of their favorite Youtube videos You simply put in the url/address of the video and it will be added to your list. You can “borrow” a list of others and use it as the foundation to build your own. (just go […]

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