Everyone in Italy, old and young has heard of the Antoniano organisation in Bologna. It is associated with the famous song competition for children, Lo Zecchino d’Oro which has regularly been transmitted on national RAI TV at Christmas time for over 60 years. In the 1998 version, the founder of FunSongs, Charles Goodger co-wrote a song in Italian and English, “Il Tesoro del Re” which sold 125,000 copies. Now twenty […]
On September 11h Charles Goodger will be flying to Nazareth to provide FunSongs teacher training to the English teachers at the newly established ENGLISH STOP language school. As well as using our action songs and worksheets, the school intends to stage FunSongs bilingual (English/Arabic) puppet and action song shows in local schools and community centres to promote its courses. Nazareth receives many Christian tourists and it’s paramount for people working […]
Organise the next school year with a series of action song packages. Just insert the discount code FSALE_718 when checking out to get 50% savings on all our action song packages till July 31 2018. Once you have taught the action song you can use the worksheets, games and activities to consolidate learning.
Today, Monday 14 May 2018 marked the start of an interesting collaboration between FunSongs Education and the Israeli Ministry of Education. As part of the US-Embassy funded Let’s Talk program, FunSongs has been invited to provide theatre and music-based activities to Junior High Schools all over Israel. The project aims to raise levels of English conversation among 12-year olds. You can buy and download The Monster March action song package […]
This morning the Don Trombelli Primary School at Idice near Bologna, Italy is the venue for a new FunSongs Project run by Charles Goodger and teachers Beatrice Cento and Eleonora Casi. Funded by the parents of the 4th graders taking part, the project which lasts for five weeks, will end in a special FunSongs Show for parents and grandparents. This exciting development marks growing interest in FunSongs projects held by […]
On Saturday 24th March 2018, the celebrated text-book author and teacher trainer Daniel Martin assisted Charles Goodger in a EU PON project for primary school learners of English at the Donnino Primary School in San Lazzaro, Italy. Prof. Martin who is well known for his “Keep it Simple” blog for teachers and his activities for interactive whiteboards, ran through a CLIL mathematics worksheet with the class after the children had […]
This thought-provoking and entertaining action song video was filmed in collaboration with Alsaraya, the Arabic wing of the famous Hebrew-Arabic Theatre of Jaffa. The latter has been staging FunSongs Puppets and Action Song Shows to Arabic-speaking Israeli children since July 2016. The short video, which features the theatre actors and children from the local primary school includes excerpts from the FunSongs Puppets and Monster Show. Charles Goodger’s song highlights a series […]
I met Danny Singh at a TESOL conference in Thessaloniki, Greece a few years ago. He’s a very talented teacher, a creative and funny guy. Danny’s also an excellent writer and here’s a link to an interesting article on using music in teaching he wrote recently published on the HLTmag website Go to Danny Singh’s article The Power of Music in Learning
On Wednesday 8 November Charles Goodger and Nick Divona staged a FunSongs Quiz Show for Scuola Media students at the Scuola Paritaria “Elisabetta Renzi” in the picturesque Italian town of Cento not far from Ferrara. The event was a great success. FunSongs Quiz Shows with their unique format, are specially designed to immerse students in the foreign language in an entertaining and challenging […]
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