Teaching with Music


Take advantage of the power of music and use it in your ESL classes.

We've created this page to provide resources, lessons, and ideas on teaching with music. There are printable materials for classroom use, lessons, lyrics, and ideas. We also have two discussion forums and links to other web sites about music. Get ready to jam.

Low Prep Ideas for Using Music in the ESL Classroom

Lessons

Lyrics

Here are the lyrics to some songs you might want to use in your class!

Classroom Handouts

The following printable handouts each focus on specific songs. (Okay, I'm a U2 fan.) Designed for use in small groups, each lesson includes pre-listening discussion questions, a vocabulary exercise, a listening fill-in, and discussion questions. Though these lessons were designed for high-intermediate listening/speaking classes, they could easily be adapted for other skills or levels.