Using Music in the Classroom

I've always believed that music is not only a fun way to teach your students English, but also a very effective and natural way for your students to learn English quickly. People love music no matter where you teach in this great big world, and you don't have to be a musician yourself to find ways to implement music in your lessons. Music can be used to warm up your class, set a mood or tone for a class, and to teach grammar, listening, vocabulary and communication classes.  I was planning to write my own entry about using English in the classroom, when I stumbled upon these two great articles that explain how to use music to teach English and the benefits your students will get from using this medium of instruction. Please read them and let me know what you think.

How to Use Songs in the English Language Classroom 
by Adam J. Simpson

Teaching with Music: 4 Effective Ways to Use Music in the ESL Classroom by David Varnes

Do you have any have any other great activities and ways that you use music in your English classroom? Please share them in the comments section below.


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