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Water is Everything - Sample teaching video with child's voice

Download the full "Water is Everything" action song package from the FunSongs website. You will get access to the full video as well as a set of worksheet
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Tools for Teachers & Learners

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A collection of web and mobile based tools to help teachers & learners exploit the web
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Charles Goodger holding a teacher training workshop for trainee teachers at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, Bologna University on 11th June 2016. The university officially supports the FunSongs Method of learning English through action songs. 
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FunSongs on TV this evening!

FunSongs on TV this evening! | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
FunSongs Show documentary this evening going out at 20:00 CET on Italian television. telerimini.it
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FunSongs services for Italian schools

A description of services FunSongs Education provides Italian schools
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What my two-year-old has taught me about language learning – Part 3

What my two-year-old has taught me about language learning – Part 3 | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
In her blogpost this week, Chia Suan Chong looks at more ways her daughter has informed her understanding of language acquisition. 
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Worth reading and reflecting upon...

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Land of Amber by Charles Goodger

Video no LNT raidījuma "Dzintara Dziesmas". "Land of Amber" (Dzintarzeme, Земля из янтаря) mūzika un teksts angļu valodā - Charles Goodger vārdu adaptēšana l...
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I wrote this three-language tribute to Latvia  (words and music) just before leaving Riga in 2013. The verses in Latvian and Russian were adapted from my original English verse by TV star Vita Bulcunaite and songwriter Olga Rybkina (aka Volha).

Here is Vita performing it on Latvia National Television. Do pass it on if you like it.

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FunSongs leading franchise is organising a promotional event in Bologna on Saturday. See the franchise page on the FunSongs website.

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FunSongs App Five-Star Review from EAP

FunSongs App Five-Star Review from EAP | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
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I’m glad to say the FunSongs iPad app received an excellent review  from EAS last week. Here are a few lines from it. They   shed light on the FunSongs Method of introducing a learning activity through physical and musical involvement:

 

"The main activity within the app is an action song, which consists of a soundtrack and an animated little girl performing the actions in her bedroom. The animation is well-designed to allow children to join in with the actions of the song. The song itself is incredibly catchy and is likely to appeal to young learners. Useful concepts such as numbers and playtime vocabulary are covered by the song. For children whose English learning has progressed beyond listening and repeating words, there is a button which toggles the animated girl and the lyrics to the song, meaning that as an alternative activity the children can follow the words as they come up in the song. " 

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Franchise scheme for language teachers

Franchise scheme for language teachers | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
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At the recent IATEFL conference there was a lot of interest in the FunSongs Approach of teaching children English through action songs. If you are interested in a FunSongs franchise for your city or province,contact Charles at FunSongs now.

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YLT Webinar: How to get published in C&TS! Online Class by IATEFL YLTSIG

YLT Webinar: How to get published in C&TS! Online Class by IATEFL YLTSIG | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
David Valente will discuss How to get published in C&TS!How to get published in C&TS This webinar is a must for all would-be authors of articles for the Y
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Anybody interested in communicating with the worldwide ELT teaching community should take part in David Valente's webinar.

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Feel the beat: how rhythm shapes the way we use and understand language

Feel the beat: how rhythm shapes the way we use and understand language | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
Stress-timing and meters aren’t merely the stuff of poetry – their everyday use in conversation and song reveals a fundamental pattern in language skills, discovers Peter Kimpton
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On Halloween

On Halloween | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
On Halloween will amuse and entertain your kids and give them an interesting and valuable language experience. Great for events.
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How physical exercise makes your brain work better

How physical exercise makes your brain work better | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas
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Another reason why the FunSOngs Method of teaching through misc and movement is so powerful. 
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Charles Goodger holding a teacher training workshop for trainee teachers at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, Bologna University on 11th June 2016. The university officially supports the FunSongs Method of learning English through action songs. 
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How the Toronto Symphony Orchestra uses graphic design to guide its audiences though its music – Creative Review

How the Toronto Symphony Orchestra uses graphic design to guide its audiences though its music – Creative Review | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
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Thanks to guitarist Benesk Monk for posting this. 
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Comedy for ELT - The Philosophers Song

It is not generally known, but some of the greatest minds the world has ever seen actually had a predilection for fermented grape juice. They would imbib
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Charles Goodger - Photos du journal | Facebook

Charles Goodger - Photos du journal | Facebook | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
Looking forward to Lisbon next week. I'll be holding an action songs workshop at the APPI conference for English teachers. The panel of speakers and...
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Portugal's' leading teacher association APPI aims to improve the quality of English teaching in the Portuguese education system. Their coordinators recognise the value of action songs in the YL classroom and have invited Charles Goodger of FunSongs to present his method at the event. http://www.funsongs.co.uk

 

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The Everyday Language Learner Interview Series: Dr. James J. Asher - YouTube

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Recent interview with Prof. James J. Asher the language expert and psychologist who developed TPR, a significant influence on the FunSongs Method.

Thanks to Aaron of the Everyday Language Teacher who conducted the interview and Brian Boneham who posted the link in a MMVC15 webinar with Charles Goodger.

"When speaking appears in a foreign languages, learning has already taken place". The first step is comprension."

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Nellie Deutsch, Ed.D

Nellie Deutsch, Ed.D | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
Dr. Nellie Deutsch Long Bio | Short BIO Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) educational technologist is internationally known as a relationship-based mentor, researcher, writer, speaker, community builder, expert in teaching with technology, Moodle, and WizIQ live classes. She teaches subjects related to
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I have the privilege to know Nellie Deutsch personally and can recommend her.  

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7 reasons why you should sing to learn languages - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

7 reasons why you should sing to learn languages - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
Warning: This video contains a silly looking Irish guy singing a German song in bad karaoke-style. Protect your ears! Singing is an amazing way to dramatically improve your language learning strategy. To prove to you that I’m serious about this, you can see a video of me singing in German at the bottom of the post. …
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Amusing insight about singing and languages...

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Musician and Language Teacher

Musician and Language Teacher | Teaching language through music | Scoop.it
Musician and language teacher teaches language through music. Music and language share some common characteristics that make them fun and easy to learn.
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