You want a way to MOTIVATE YOUR STUDENTS to learn English, right?
And you know SONGS could be a magical component to BOOST INTERACTIVITY
and STUDENT ENGAGEMENT!
Today, I want to show you that THIS IS POSSIBLE!
WITHOUT you being a creative genius...
WITHOUT you spending hours with lesson planning...
WITHOUT you having headaches to learn complicated tech tools
And the good news for you is...
THERE IS A WAY FOR YOU TO ENGAGE YOUR STUDENTS USING SONGS MEANINGFULLY AND CREATIVELY...
even if you're not a creative person...
even if you are overwhelmed with your schedule...
even if you are a tech dummy and fear these 'complicated' new tech tools…
I'm Márcia Bonfim,I've been teaching English for almost 30 years and I'm responsible for the Song Activity Factory. A blog specialized in song-based lesson plans and song activities for ELT!
However, when it comes to using songs, things mostly continue the same The same old listening gap-fill worksheets for ancient songs…
I created my blog in 2018, because of this! To try to change this situation by sharing a different way to use songs in ELT…
HOWEVER, I could've never imagined how far it could go!
In 2022 alone, teachers from more than 180 countries have accessed the Song Activity Factory so far!
Some of them left me some BEAUTIFUL TESTIMONIALS:
I've used your ideas and materials in my optional course for 9th graders to improve communication skills in English.
My students appreciated them a lot and enjoyed working the tasks.
I love the creative and innovative lessons to help in this new virtual teaching world.
It has been helping me a lot. It's a fantastic tool to implement a different and fresh class activity , giving the students a break in working with the coursebook.
My teenage students are very happy now! They love music and Song Activity Factory has helped me to plan finer and more dynamic classes for them
I love teaching with music too and your activities are just great and well planned, I love the fact that we can easily connect with your links to make our students work with activities too
My students liked the lesson plans as they make them think. The activities are interesting for teenagers- no books- just favourite songs and their friends working together.
A coworker told me about Song Activity Factory last year. I think It was the right moment because It has helped a lot in my online classes and my students love it.
Your material is awesome. It's been magical to find you
I love the activities. They feel like fresh air and are also very focused.
Plenty of ideas that I can use in online teaching and in the classroom. I often use songs during my lessons, so this website is just perfect for me. I can save time and energy using the lesson plans and the resource materials.
It's a huge time saver. Thinking up activities and preparing lessons takes up a lot of brainpower and time. And your lessons work with songs in a very creative way.
Inspired by this amazing feedback,
I decided to compile some of my ideas to inspire and help other teachers in a deeper way. The product of this labor of love is
10 Song Activity Ideas For ELT!
so you don’t get lost, and quickly absorb the new idea, which means you prime your brain to use the ideas easily, with any song you want! All in a flexible format to save you time with lesson planning.
of the activities in action that will help your mirror neurons help you to incorporate the new ideas in your brain as if you birthed them yourself! Videos, pdfs, and resources that end up making YOU a more creative teacher in the process!
Innovative song activities that make your students think critically and creatively, and that also foster communication, interactivity, imagination and leadership skills. This will make you stand out as an efficient and creative teacher that gets results. This means more students and consequently, more money in your account!
and tips to use digital tools which will make you feel more confident in your own tech skills so you can keep up with the competition in this new digital world and thrive!
Ideas to use songs to work the four skills: Listening, writing, speaking and reading, so you can have the best of two worlds: The joy and fun that songs can bring to your class and also, the confidence you have that your students are practicing the English language meaningfully and effectively!
that are going to rock & roll your ELT practice and not only transform and expand your view, but also make YOU more open and in tune with your own innate creativity.
+ Detailed Instructions to prepare each song activity, with some tech tips and additional information so you can do all the suggested activities yourself.