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New Ideas for Teaching English Using Songs and Music

English Teaching Forum Volume 56, Number 1, ISSN 1559-663X


Music is universally pleasurable and important, and no known society is without it. Flutes have been found around the campfire in Neanderthal cave sites in artifacts that date back 53,000 years (Leutwyler 2001). Young adults in particular listen to music almost nonstop, and their playlists form an important part of their identities. It only makes sense to use students' interest in music as a motivator for their English studies. The brief overview presented in this article shares effective ideas for using music to teach English, followed by a selection of reliable online resources for accessing music and songs.


Lems, K. (2018). New Ideas for Teaching English Using Songs and Music. English Teaching Forum, 56(1), 14-21. Retrieved September 30, 2020 from .

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