Songs to teach grammar

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I guess you all know that I love using songs in lessons. This week I’ll teach giving advice, talking about regrets. The target language is the modals for that.

I decided to start with a song. When I prepare I will also share but after I tweeted ‘Dear PLN, can u suggest me a song 4 teach giving advice or criticism, can’t remember any., looking for though, pls RT’. My PLN came up with lots of great ideas. In order not to lose them I creaded a google spread sheet and I’m adding it here too.

If you used a song in the class for any grammar topic, can you please add it to the spread sheet.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AnayGhctnQeddHlvaEIxTFJmeDd0eWk0dXlDLTV6aHc&hl=en

And here I’m adding some of my bookmarks:
A document from ELTCommunity.com: http://www.eltcommunity.com/elt/docs/DOC-1044

Teaching grammar through songs and rhymes: http://www2.vobs.at/ludescher/Grammar/teaching_grammar_through_songs_a.htm

You can find more song related posts on this blog here. here, here, here

10 Comments on Songs to teach grammar

  1. Shelly Terrell
    March 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm (6 years ago)

    What a great idea! This spreadsheet will be super useful!

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  2. Alejandra Litterio
    March 6, 2011 at 10:28 am (6 years ago)

    Terrific! My students love songs. Very useful, indeed.

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  3. Marìa de los Angeles Rey
    March 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm (6 years ago)

    I couldn’t agree more. Teaching grammar through songs is a great idea, a great warmer and the students really enjoy it. I use songs a lot in my class. I’ve added some to the list that might be useful. 🙂

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    • Eva Buyuksimkesyan
      March 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you Maria, I hope the spread sheet will be kind of a bank. Thanks for adding the songs.
      Eva

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  4. Ellen
    March 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Great idea to use the Google spreadsheet. One thing, I love Bobby McFerrin’s music so much, that I hope everyone makes the correction in the song Don’t worry, be happy from Eddie to Bobby.

    I plan to share this with my TKT preparation course. Thanks for a great post. Ellen

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  5. Alex
    May 3, 2011 at 10:59 pm (6 years ago)

    Great info! And the spreadsheet is a very good idea. I’ll give any feedback on any new songs that I find for my lessons! Thanks!

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