The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) recently held its 56th annual conference and materials exhibition in the charming spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire, UK. The conference took place from April 15th to 20th and attracted English language teachers from around the world, making it a truly international event. People come to IATEFL to make new friends, connect with old ones and stay up-to-date […]
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 […]
The last annual IATEFL conference took place in Belfast from 17th to 20th May. Here is an article published by the IATEFL Journal VOICES just before the conference. Charles Goodger will be presenting at the next Iatefl conference to be held in Harrogate in April 2023.
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 […]
Since its foundation in 2000, FunSongs Education has been proud to have its main office in Windsor, England. Today, 19th September 2022, the eyes of the world are on this ancient city as this is where Queen Elisabeth II will be buried. It is an event that has brought together leaders from all over the world. Millions of people, not only in the UK, are mourning the queen. She was […]
Calling all English teachers! Join us online on Wednesday for this free event. You may also be interested in comping to Sicily at the end of August. It would be great to meet you. I’m working on an anthem for EdYouFest which I hope you will sing with us one day!
Watch the teaching actions video. Jingle bellsReindeer smells I love Christmas Santa ClausMistletoeI love Christmas It’s a very special dayAnd everyone’s at homeHappiness and peace to allI love Christmas Coloured lightsMagic nightsI love Christmas Holly leavesGifts and treesI love Christmas To use this action song pack your school must acquire a FunSongs School Licence.
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