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Graded games, activities and worksheets to recycle the language and vocabulary taught through action songs

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Nonni Nipoti Show in Bologna

On September 12th 2023 children and grandparents took part in an inter-generational event of educational, artistic and sociological significance! The FunSongs Nonni Nipoti Show brings together two generations – primary school kids and their grandparents in the collective learning and performing of action songs. Curious? See the video by clicking the icon below. NB The subtitles are in Italian as the video was made for the Bologna market.

Water is Everything action pack available

Many teachers have asked for individual action song packages. The latest action song pack you can buy is Water is Everything. Before your school would have needed to buy a licence to access this pack. However it is now available as an individual product. Check out this link for more information and to purchase it. Molti insegnanti hanno chiesto pacchetti di canzoni d’azione individuali. L’ultimo pacchetto di canzoni d’azione […]

Nonni Nipoti Lab in Milan

On the afternoon of Friday, May 19, 2023, the very first FunSongs Grandparents and Grandchildren Workshop was held at Centro Pime in Milan.  Charles Goodger started with the action song “What’s Your Favorite Animal,” which everyone learned in 10 minutes, followed by the more challenging action song about the five senses, “Thrive.” To conclude, Charles Goodger taught, using expressive gestures, the chorus of the provocative song “Best for the World.” […]

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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

  • Normally, I don’t use songs much in the classroom, because I find that students tend to sing along without understanding what they are singing, so the activity doesn’t contribute much to their language learning. In these songs, the actions that go with the songs ensure that everything is meaningful, so it’s a learning, as well as fun, experience.
    Penny Ur
    ELT author and luminary famous throughout the world
  • 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
  • “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. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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