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Welcome to the land of Planet Pop: here we believe that everything is better when you sing it! We know the benefits of using music to teach English so we want to make it easy for your to get your hands on songs that your young learners will love.
All of our songs are highly intentional – they teach and build upon the key vocabulary and grammar from the Cambridge Young Learners Curriculum.
We’re going to show you how we break up our units into different songs (and let you see them in action!) that help strengthen kids’ listening and speaking skills.
Warm your engines: Conversation Practice
Before we dive into our songs we start off with some light conversation practice so young learners can listen for “the gist” and be introduced to the vocabulary. Our superstar Alice usually takes the lead here.
Free ESL Song #2: The Music Video
Next, our students listen to one of our famous music videos. These are high-energy, full of dancing and also repeat the key vocabulary for them and offer a chance to practice.
It’s a great opportunity to include some songs into your ESL lessons.
Free ESL Song #3: Practice Pronunciation
Let’s slow things down a little… DJ Dan is a pronunciation whiz and he can help your students articulate the new vocabulary they’re learning so they’ll be understood by native English speakers.
Free ESL Song #4: The Vocabulary Rap
Our vocabulary rap videos reinforce the key vocabulary from the unit. We do this not just with our catchy songs, but also with the dance moves that are baked into it. This helps kids retain more of the vocabulary and lets them release some energy in a productive and directed way.
Free ESL Song #5: Grammar Guide
Grammar doesn’t just live in books and one way to make it more engaging and meaningful for your students is to put it in a song.
What makes our grammar videos so effective is that they teach grammatical constructions in a way that sounds natural. There isn’t any direct explanation going on, rather it’s simple conversations that model the grammar in a natural way.
Play the video below to join Kim (she’s our grammar girl) and she’ll show you.
Bonus! ESL Karaoke
Oh yeah, we couldn’t live on Planet Pop without throwing in some good old-fashioned karaoke! Now that students have worked a lot on their listening skills, it’s time for them to produce the language by themselves .
The karaoke versions of our songs help them retrieve the vocabulary they’ve just learned (and retrieval has a far greater impact on learning than simple repetition).
Allowing them to sing to their heart’s content while relying on their own knowledge is a great way to make sure the new vocabulary sticks in their minds.
There are more ESL Songs where they came from!
If you like what you’ve seen here you can get guest access to 3 whole units of ELT Songs for absolutely free .
To sign up simply click on the sign up link and you’ll be sent your log-in information.
We can’t wait to sing and dance with you and your students.