ISTEK ELT 2013, Ideas for Monday


Some more ideas on my blog on using songs and music in the classroom


Ideas for Monday: Jazzing Up the Class With Music – TESOL Greece Webinar

I just finished my first ever webinar.

In ISTEK ElT 2013, I will also present with the same title but the talk is completely different. This was part 1 and part 2 is in April.

The handout:

A lesson idea:

TESOL Greece International Conference will take place on March 30-31 2013

For updates and conference news visit TESOL Greece website 

Can you guess the song?

I’m not a fan of doing Valentine’s Day activities in the class but this year I’m planning to do a song lesson. Next week is the first week of the second term in Turkey so this may also be good to break the ice.

I’ve been playing with BiteSlide for some time. Here is what I’ve prepared for the class.

What I will do with the song is …

We will watch the slideshow I created on animoto. I also uploaded the movie on the BiteSlide. Then I’ll ask students to write their song using the words. Before listening to the song. I’m planning to ask them which song it is. They might not know it but I’m sure you can guess it.

hint: I’ll focus on prepositions








No introduction is needed for this post. I love Beatles 🙂 I love using their songs in my lessons. Below I added some links which I had bookmarked for future use. I hope they will inspire us in the new school year.


1. 10 Stories Behind Beatles Songs

2. The Beatles information website. Links to the lyrics of the songs and a short information about the songs.

3. Behind the Beatles lyrics

4. What’s that Beatle song 
really about?

5. Beatles facts and trivia

6. Song facts

7. A Point of View: Why are the Beatles so popular 50 years on?

8. How to Use Beatles Songs to Teach English in the ESL Classroom:



11. The Beatles: A webquest

12. The Language of The Beatles’ Abbey Road [INFOGRAPHIC ]

13. A lesson idea

14. She is leaving home: A lesson plan:

15. When I’m 64: A lesson plan on my blog

16. A Fun afternoon in the class: