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Songs and Activities for English Language Learners

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by Sandra Heyer | 24 Feb 2017
Resource Description:

Are you looking for popular songs with clean, intelligible lyrics to bring into your classroom? At sandraheyersongs.com, you'll find a list of over 200 classroom-friendly pop songs, organized by theme, along with lesson plans for the latest hits. Updated monthly.

 
Audience: Secondary, Adult, University
Audience Language Proficiency: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Duration: 45-90 minutes
Language Skill: Reading, Grammar, Writing, Vocabulary, Speaking, Listening
Content Area: Popular Culture
Materials and Technology:

Downloadable worksheets are available free on the site. There are also links to music videos that are appropriate for most classrooms.

 
Objective(s):

Each lesson plan is unique. Some songs work best as a springboard for grammar activities, some are great discussion-starters, and some compel learners to read the amazing stories behind them. (The stories are included.) The song itself determines the focus of the lesson.

 
Procedure: Step-by-step instructions are provided in each lesson plan.
Useful Links: These song-based lesson plans are at Songs and Activities for English Language Learners.
TESOL Interest Section: Adult Education, English as a Foreign Language, Intercultural Communication, Intensive English Programs, Secondary Schools