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Teaching with Music and Songs. 20+ Activities and Resources for Teaching Language Through Song Lyrics. Music is the soul of language. ~ Max Heindel I am very interested in what motivates students to learn English. In conversations outside my classroom, I often ask language learners how and why they learned English. No matter what the age, I have found music to be a very powerful motivational tool for learning a language.

For example, a friend of mine from Korea told me she learned English by studying the lyrics to her favorite English songs. This sounds like a more interesting and engaging way to learn a language than from a textbook. Teaching with music is also a great idea because it: helps students learn language and even grammar in chunksis all around us. 10+ Activity Ideas and Resources It’s Music in Our Schools Month! Modernize the Lyrics Learners modernize the lyrics to a popular song from the past, then create a music video. Teach Chunks of Grammar Specific songs are great for pinpointing difficult grammar.

Create a Lip Dub Drop the Lyrics Dissect the Lyrics to My Favorite Song. American TESOL Webinar - Teaching with Music. Teaching with Holiday Music. Audio Recording Tools, Apps, & Activities. Search- Level, Theme, Task, Artist. Learn Languages for Free with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch. Mondos: Song Lessons. Lyric Race. Here is a fun activity I’ve learned recently which can be used with songs. It sounds it will work well with young learners yet sometimes the teenagers also would like to do something like this. • Choose some words from the song you will use in the class and prepare word cards.

Stick the words to the board. • Divide students into two teams (or groups if you have a big class) . • When the class is ready tell them each team will stand in a line in front of the board. • Play the song. • When a student at the front of the line hears a word in the song, s/he runs to the board and takes the card for the team. . • Game continues until all the words have been removed from the board. • The team with the most cards wins. • Give each team a copy of the lyrics with blanks. Image credit : Ebaby! Music Celebrity Lessons. BusSongs Children's Music Website. EFL Club Music Page: The 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. EFL Club songs room. LIVEN UP CLASSROOM WITH MUSIC.

My Workshop at Bilgi University In the session, I talked about why we should use songs in EFL classes. Music is everywhere in our lives. We listen to songs when we are happy, angry, sad or when we need inspiration or when we want to relax. We go out of our homes with our songs, we travel with them, we wait with them, we shop with them.

So we can teach with them. Music can be used to teach grammar : at the presentation stage of a grammar point or while reviewing listening : gap fill exercises, matching to teach listening for gist or detail vocabulary: to teach or increase vocab by asking your students to replace the words with a synonym, antonym or a near synonym. reading: songs are authentic texts and they can be used for comprehension, discussion and teaching culture writing: you can use songs for teaching writing. While doing all these we can always use web 2.0 to motivate our students so they can add their own content to the material. Musical Reactions Play an instrumental piece. 1.

LyricsMode - Lyrics, explanations and meanings for more than 800,000 songs. The Best Online Karaoke Sites For English Language Learners. I’ve used music a lot with English Language Learners. Singing feels much less threatening to many who are learning a new language. Karaoke is a good language-development activity, and there are quite a few karaoke sites on the Internet. I thought it would be a good topic for a short “The Best…” list.

In order to make it on this list, a site has to be available free-of-charge (or at least some of its resources have to be free), easy-to-use, require no download, and allow students — either alone or in a group — to record themselves singing. A link to their performance can then be posted on a student or teacher website. There are only a few sites that meet that criteria. SMS Tunes is another similar site. Sing Snap is the newest addition to this list.

KaraSongs doesn’t allow students to record themselves, but they have tons of great videos showing the lyrics to popular songs with instrumental accompaniment. Red Karaoke The Karaoke Channel Related Sing Snap Joins The Best Karaoke List In "talking" Video Star - you are the Star! Funimate - Create surprisingly fun looping videos. Musical Chair Homographs Printable (1st - 3rd Grade) Highlights Earth Day Kids love hearing about the Earth and ways we can be better to our environment! We've gathered some great resources to help you celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with your class. Some of our most popular activities include this Pollution Matching Worksheet, Recycling Videos and Activities, and Renewable and Non-renewable Energy Worksheet, Recycled Art Lesson Plan, and a Trash & Climate Change Activities Packet! Videos Interested in using different types of media in your classroom?

We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. April Calendar of Events April is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum.

Coding & Computer Science Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Nov. 4, 2013. Don't forget the lyrics online game. The Best Music Websites For Learning English. Check out my New York Times post for English Language Learners focuses on using music for language development and includes a student interactive, video, and teaching ideas.

I use music a lot in my teaching of English Language Learners. I thought people might find it helpful to see which sites I believe to be the best out there to help teach English — Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced — through music. My students have certainly found them helpful. Music is a familiar, fun, and engaging tool to use in learning a second language. This list includes sites that have music to listen to, activities for students to do, and ways for them to create their own. This is latest of my “The Best…” series, also known as Websites Of The Year. You might also be interested in an interview I did about using music in the ESL/EFL classroom. Lastly, you might find these other “The Best…” lists useful: Here are what I believe to be the best music websites for learning English: One is Lyrics Training.

Related. ESL Activities, Using English Songs, Music Activities for TEFL Teachers. Fun Games For ESL - ESL Printable, Interactive Fun Games Pronunciation & Intonation: Teach English pronunciation using printable worksheets, IPA Charts, and more>> Speaking Activities: Using these worksheets, you can get a number of communicative activities going Reading Exercises -Printable Text Mazes, Reading Comprehension printable exercises Matching & Collocation Exercises- Printable Matching & Collocation Exercises Lesson Plan Resources for ESL Adults classes. Worksheet Templates: Easily customize activities according to the lesson plan of the day using our free board game templates, writing templates Survival English & Business English: English for travels worksheets, Powerpoint and other lesson plan resources - Students Survival English self-study. Theme or Topic Worksheets : Plan your lesson around a theme with ready made pintables.

ESL Writing Exercises/Worksheets : Printable worksheets to teach esl writing Quizzes & Cloze Exercise: Printable quizzes, cloze & gap fill exercises. Conversation lesson - Music. Introduction This lesson plan for teachers of older teenage and adult students level B1 is about Music. Students will develop their fluency through a range of speaking activities. During this skills lesson you might want to use background music where facilities allow. You will also need some samples of music, not necessarily just in English, but a variety of different genres Topic Music Level Time 2 hours Aims To develop fluency through a range of speaking activitiesTo introduce related vocabulary Materials Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure.

Download lesson plan 170k pdf Worksheets: worksheets which can be printed out for use in class. Find someone whoMusic choicesRole play Download worksheets 157k pdf The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format. Copyright - please read All the materials on these pages are free for you to download and copy for educational use only. Fluency MC FREE YouTube Songbook - ESL Hip Hop | Learn English with hip-hop and rap.

Classroom Lyrics. Classroom Lyrics. TEN tips for rewriting lyrics: 1.) Choose a song that you know (a current song, an "oldie but a goodie", or even a nursery rhyme!) Check out our monthly CHALLENGES if you need help getting started! 2.) Look up the lyrics and make sure they are appropriate. Teachers, you can even provide the students with a list of 5-6 songs and 5-6 nursery rhymes the students can choose from to get them started! 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) #musicedchat - Recherche sur Twitter. #musictech - Recherche sur Twitter. By Stanza. The Global soundmaps project. An online open source database of city sounds field recording and soundmaps from around the world. Initially all sounds by Stanza you can now contribute your own found sounds. Soundcities is an online d.

The soundmaps and the database can be listened to, used in performances, or played on mobiles via wireless networks. Initially all sounds by Stanza, you can now contribute your own found sounds. Special feature if you go to the world soundmap you can click to go via KML files onto google earth. New installation uses 170 speakers in spatialised system see New Soundmaps software uses new system to mix and gather the sounds online see. Soundcities is an open online database of the thousands of sounds from around the world and you can visits the various cities and create soundmaps.. Soundcities was the first online open source database of city sounds and soundmaps from around the world, using found sounds and field recording. There are now thousands of sounds from around the world on the website.

The sounds of cities also give clues to the emotional and responsive way we interact with our cities. A growing labyrinth, a community of aural cityscapes and collages is now evolving. 1. 2. 3 . SongPop 2. QUIZZES Archives - CMUSE. Song Lyric Flowcharts. About Song Lyric Flowcharts are a series of graphic charts and diagrams that visualize the lyrics of popular songs in a sequential order, in similar vein to the use of LOLgraphs. Origin On August 17th, 2009, Tumblr user Jeannr posted a flowchart outlining the lyrics for the 1983 soft rock song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler (shown below). In the first five years, the post gathered upwards of 2,700 notes. Precursor One of the earliest known online projects devoted to flowchart visualization of popular song lyrics was launched as a single webpage under the domain in November 2007. The site featured a series of Microsoft Office charts breaking down the semantics of hip hop & rap song lyrics.

Spread On August 18th, 2009, BuzzFeed reposted Jeannr’s flowchart. On October 20th, YouTuber lyricalflowcharts uploaded a video showing the creation of another flowchart for The Beatles’ song “Hey Jude” (shown below). Notable Examples Search Interest Not available. External References. Flow Chart Maker & Online Diagram Software. Rap Genius. #HipHopEd Chat | #HipHopEd. A Clever Flowchart That Accurately Follows the Lyrical Pattern of David Bowie’s ‘Modern Love’ Led Zeppelin's 'Black Dog' Lyrics as a Flowchart | Red Bull Music. The Aria Database - Home. Love all this • Inspired by jeannr, I flowcharted the Beatles... Flowcharts And Song Lyrics | Happy Holly Project. An unlikely pairing? I thought so too. Until I saw this today in a posting out in the uber-world that is Facebook.

People of a not-quite-certain age will recognize it as the flow chart that outlines the words to a song from back in 1980. The funny thing is how absolutely creative people can me on such short notice. Seriously. In no time at all there were several additional posts Now I’ll be honest, that there is one that I don’t recognize as a song lyric … and you can probably guess which one it is. And as one person commented, the pie chart probably ought to be a roll chart, but still. So I went out to the all-knowing Google and discovered a few more … And just as quickly as it had arrived, my fascination with song lyrics went away. After all, there are only so many “Na – na – na – na”s that an earworm can handle in a day. Please feel free to share me with others:: Like this: Like Loading... Related And The Cat Came Back ... ... it wouldn't go away.

In "The Other Ones" In "Humor" INFP ... Song Lyric Flowcharts. #HipHopEd | The Official Home of #HipHopEd. Fresh Education. Fresh Ed: English by Fresh Education. Sing2Learn. Paper.fiftythree. 90s RAP Category | The Battle of the Decades. Sing2Learn on the App Store. Aprender inglés online gratis. Karaoke. Over 9,500 songs online! “I asked a small group to choose four songs they liked and they could sing. They really enjoyed it – it was a new way to spend some pleasant time together, learning English, and singing songs.”

Prof.ssa Nicoletta Magri, Dalmine (BG) Search: enter singer, group or song title. The songs on Tune Into English are all taken from Some are new, some are old, some are the original videos and some have only the music track. All of them, however, have the lyrics, so click on your favourite song and sing along – it’s great fun, and excellent practice for your English! (Note: Not all the lyrics may be correct! “The karaoke is great!!! Christmas Karaoke!!! Easter Karaoke!!! Tips from Dr. English karaoke songs. RedKaraoke Songs in English English karaoke songs online. Enjoy singing in the best free English karaoke online or download the MP3 backing tracks of instrumental songs for karaoke in English.

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