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What Teachers say about Us
Language learning often takes place most effectively when attention is directed away from the actual linguistic aim. Charles Goodger composes catchy, rhythmical tunes which children love to sing. But Charles is also an ELT specialist as well as a composer so as they sing the children are practising correct idiomatic English. Enthusiastically recommended.
- Prof. Dennis Newson, Osnabrück University, Germany
After I teach Charles' songs, I walk into the teachers' room singing.
- Dr. Nellie Deutsch, Toronto, Canada.
Charles Goodger is a language and teacher trainer whose FunSongs method has had a deep impact on many generations of language pupils and teachers. His music-based approach is able to trigger the kind of implicit learning that makes the learner unaware that she or he is practising all the skills necessary to language production without effort, embarrassment, and formal instruction. His songs are extremely useful for teaching pronunciation, lexicon, syntax and cultural elements of many nations around the world. All the skills involved in language learning are developed, starting aptly from the oral skills rather than the written ones.
- Prof. Gabriele Azzaro, Head of English, Bologna University Psychology and Education Department
My colleagues and I chose FunSongs to come to our school because of the excellent reports we'd heard. We weren't disappointed. Professional acting, singing and teaching, comedy, good action songs and the funny puppets Britty and Itty kept my classes fully involved and learning all the time.
- Marica Triola, Carducci Primary School Bologna, Italy
FunSongs action songs stand out for their beautiful melodies. The graded worksheets are excellent too. Highly recommended.
- Prof. Ben Monk, International House, Riga
On Halloween is the best action song about Halloween ever written. Halloween without it is unimaginable! My classes love performing and singing it.
- Raffaela Frigoli, Bergamo, Italy.
I recently downloaded The Easter Spring song and my pupils enjoy singing it. I always find these action songs very useful and full of ideas.
- Vita Caice, Laimīte Bērnu Centrs, Riga, Latvia
In the action songs classroom the learner is aware of enjoying himself and having fun. At an unconscious level the language patterns and regularities are being efficiently absorbed by the learner's mind for later free use. FunSongs is whole body and whole brain learning in which the learner perceives him/herself as doing rather than being done to.
- Prof. Mario Rinvolucri. EFL author, teacher trainer and founder of Pilgrims, UK
This is one of the best ways of teaching young learners new vocabulary and language with the correct pronunciation. Children love to learn and perform these songs.
- Prof. Mauro Verde, TESOL, Milan, Italy
Yesterday FunSongs came to our school to perform the FunSongs Monster Show. It was great! We have lots of material to work on the songs in the show. Very useful.
- Chiara De Pieri, Venice, Italy.
Today is World Water Day and my students celebrated it with some art activities and the song Water is Everything. It was fantastic!
- Rosanna Canova, Spotorno Primary School Liguria, Italy
These workshops at school are a valid opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time. They combine the traditions of puppetry and pantomime with Charles Goodger's catchy action songs. My classes loved it. The follow-up material is excellent.
- Maria Teresa Brintazzoli, Bologna, Italy
I would like to thank Charles Goodger for his action songs Workshop at the IATEFL YL conference in Cyprus. It was the last conference day and the last workshop I was happy to attend. It was the funniest, the most useful and the most enjoyable workshop I've ever participated in.
- Prof. Oksana Viaggi, Nicosia, Cyprus
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