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Charles Goodger at the IATEFL conference

The 2022 version of the annual IATEFL conference takes place in Belfast from 17th to 20th May. On Friday 20th May Charles Goodger will hold a workshop. Click on the image to discover the theme of the event. It will take you to an article published by the IATEFL Jourmal VOICES just before the conference.

The excitement of an action song performance

Action Songs are made to be performed! Teach action songs for your pupils to perform to their parents and grandparents or even other classes in your school. Kids love singing and dancing.  Parents and grandparents are delighted to see their sons , daughters and grandchildren having fun and making progress with their English. An action song performance is an ideal addition to a school event. The FunSongs Method of teaching […]

FunSongs workshop at IATEFL Belfast 20th May 2022

Meaning in sound – presenting new language through action songs How does the human brain process meaning in sound? Have you ever thought about the connection between music and language? In this entertaining webinar Charles Goodger will start by outlining the interesting parallels between the notes in a melody and the phonemes in a language chunk. He will then go to illustrate why the presentative action song is one of […]

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For Teachers

Combining melody and mime, rhythm and rhyme will help you make your English lessons fun and effective.

For Parents

FunSongs is a great way of introducing your children to the English language.

What Teachers and Parents say about Us

  • Prof. Mario Rinvolucri
    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
  • Prof. Ben Monk
    FunSongs action songs stand out for their beautiful melodies. The graded worksheets are excellent too. Highly recommended.
    Prof. Ben Monk
    International House, Riga
  • Prof. Mauro Verde
    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
  • Rosanna Canova
    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
  • Raffaela Frigoli, Bergamo, Italy.
    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.
  • Frank Leusing, father and IT expert
    "Every day Eliza inserts the FunSongs  CD into the computer and dances to the songs. I really must say, they have a very high quality level. Many of them could have been  Schlager-Hits in my childhood. Very impressive! We are all experiencing "ear-worm" syndrome!"
    Frank Leusing, father and IT expert
    Father of Eliza and CEO of Web Design Riga
  • Vita Caice
    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
  • Prof. Oksana Viaggi, Nicosia, Cyprus
    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
  • Prof. Dennis Newson
    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
  • Dr. Nellie Deutsch, Toronto, Canada
    After I teach Charles' songs, I walk into the teachers' room singing.
    Dr. Nellie Deutsch, Toronto, Canada
  • Elizabeth O’Connell
    I love this material! The songs are much better than the ones in our course book and the worksheets make it easy to integrate the words and language into my course. Permanent Memory Acquisition  is guaranteed!
    Elizabeth O’Connell
    English Teacher, Paris
  • “There is no doubt in my mind that students will benefit from FunSongs. It’s a wonderful program.”
    Dr. Tziona Levi 
    Chief Inspector English Language Education Ministry of Education, Israel 
  • Prof. Gabriele Azzaro
    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 and language shows 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
  • Marica Triola
    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
  • Maria Teresa Brintazzoli, Bologna, 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. The follow-up material is excellent.
    Maria Teresa Brintazzoli, Bologna, Italy
  • Chiara De Pieri, Venice, 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


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