I review numbers every class with my young learners, and this video is a fun and simple way to count from 1 to 100 by 1s in your young learner English classes! More below the video!
You can also review numbers in class using flashcards, or object, or fingers. After reviewing the numbers, I always like to do a quick quiz with my students. I show a few numbers and ask, “What number?” Children can learn numbers quickly and a numbers quiz is a fun activity to give children confidence in their English learning adventure!
The new Wheels On The Bus What Do You See? Song is a fun way to teach vocabulary within the framework of a familiar song. In this song we learn five animals. More below the video:
The Wheels On The Bus
The Wheels on The Bus is a fun traditional song that many young learners of English might already know. I took the fun actions of this song, and added another verse to teach vocabulary. In this song we learn dog, cat, bird, horse, and cow.
Your students will have fun doing all of the actions of the song, and pretending to look through the window to see different animals.
Animals: dog, cat, bird, horse, cow
Vehicle Vocabulary: bus, wheels, wipers, horn, doors, people
Action vocabulary: round and round, swish, beep, up and down, open and shut
Give the song a try!
Try this fun Wheels on The Bus What Do You See? Song in your classes, and watch how your young learners (ESL, EFL) learn vocabulary in a fun way.
Click here to watch the video on YouTube.
I made the Where Is The Lion? Song to teach animal names, asking and answering “Where?” questions and to practice drawing with shapes and writing. How to teach below the video:
How To Teach
There are three main parts to this video: The song, the drawing, and writing the word lion.
You can start by showing the thumbnail of the video (as seen above) and asking the students what animals they see. If they can not say all of the animals names you can teach them. Then, watch the video. The students will learn the animal names by watching, and if possible singing along. It could take awhile for them to sing along, but try to encourage your students to try.
After watching the video one time, go back to the drawing section. Either have your students imitate the drawing in the video, or you can draw on the board and have them copy you. If you draw on the board it can be slower to your student’s pace.
Next, you can go back to the writing section and have your students write the word “lion.” In the video it is lower case, but if you like you can also teach upper case letters.
At the end of the class the students will have a lion picture, and the word “lion” written to show their friends and family! They should also be able to identify the animals in the video.
End of video question
At the end of the video I ask, “What was your favorite animal from today?” Ask your students and encourage them to answer.
These are my ideas for using this video to make a whole class. You can also use flashcards to teach the vocabulary, and play flashcard games. Be creative and come up with your own ways to make a great class for your students. Happy teaching!
Children learn English (ESL, EFL) through input, and adding actions to that input makes it even easier for the students to learn. The new Halloween Walk song combines Halloween vocabulary and fun actions to get your students learning effortlessly. More below the video:
How to Teach the Song
If you have time in your class, show the video one time to your students so that they become familiar with the song and actions. Next, teach them the lyrics, and do the actions. You can have your students repeat after you, but if they are not ready yet, just simply have them do the actions and listen. Here are the lyrics:
Let’s go for a Halloween walk. (x2)
I’m not scared, no, no. (x2)
Stop! What’s that sound? A black cat?
Shh! Be very, very quiet! Safe!
(repeat with pirate and witch)
After practicing the lyrics together with your students, play the video one more time and have your students sing and do the actions the best they can! Remember, if they are young learners do not pressure them to sing if they are not ready. All students learn at their own pace. You should, however, encourage them by saying, “Let’s try singing a little bit louder. Here we go!”
For young English learners asking for a drink by saying, ” I want some water.” is very useful. This new video teaches kids how to ask for six different common types of drinks: water, milk, orange juice, lemonade, apple juice, and tea. I hope you find this video useful for your classes!
I had a lot of fun making the Wild Animals Finger Family Song Part 2. We sing about kangaroos, monkeys, zebras, giraffes, and bears! More below the video:
How to use the video in class:
Listen to Dream English Teaching Tips Podcast about this video. Click here!
Start by pre-teaching the vocabulary in the video: kangaroo, monkey, zebra, giraffe, and bear. Also teach the phrases, “Where are you?” and ” I see a monkey.” You can show flashcards with the animals and have your students repeat after you. Then, watch the video and sing the song with your students!
Mini Lesson about Wild Animals
Depending on the level of your students, you can do a few things with the mini lesson. Watch one time, the mini lesson is right after the song in the video. For younger students, have them just watch and listen. For older students, after watching ask the following questions:
What animal can jump? (answer: kangaroo)
What animal can swing from tree to tree? (answer: monkey)
What animal has black and white stripes? (answer: zebra)
What animal has a long neck? (answer: giraffe)
What animal is a bit scary and says roar? (answer: bear)
These are just some ideas to get you started. As always, be sure to come up with your great ideas! Leave a comment on Facebook or Dream English Kids YouTube and let us know what you think about the video! Happy Teaching!
I’ve been having a lot of fun making the Matt’s Tube Episodes! These videos are great to introduce vocabulary to your Kids English class (esl, elf). Watch here:
Episode # 2 Vehicles and Transport
In this episode of Matt’s Tube we are introduced to ten vehicles: airplane, boat, car, dump truck, fire truck, garbage truck, helicopter, motorcycle, race car, and train.
Watch real footage of the vehicles. Can you hear any tranport sounds? Can an garbage truck fly? Watch to find out!
Contents of the Show:
1. Welcome with Matt
2. Today’s Topic Vocabulary Practice
3. Today’s Topic Song
4. Crazy Dance with Bell and Tunes
5. The Spelling Game
6. Ask Tunes
7. Mystery Box Animation
8. Count with Matt
9. Song Time – Fire Truck Song
10. Quiz Time
11. What Did We Learn Today?
Matt’s Tube is a show designed to teach young learners of English vocabulary, basic phrases, letter recognition, spelling, and listening skills. The show uses songs, real footage, and animation. Let us know what you think on the Dream English Facebook page, or leave a comment on the video. Thanks for watching!
I’m excited to introduce a new show called Matt’s Tube! Great for young learners of English (ESL, EFL) Each show will introduce topics like Wild Animals, Vehicles and more. Students can learn the words through vocabulary practice songs, and skits. Have a look at the first Episode here:
I hope you find this useful in your classes! If you have any ideas for the show you would like us to hear, please put a comment on the video or on the Dream English Facebook page. Thanks for watching! Matt
The year is off to a fun start with the New Jobs Song, Pet Song, Winter Clothing Song, A to Z Vehicles and more! Great for young learners of English. In today’s post I give some fun tips on how to use these new songs in your classes. Learn more below!
A to Z Vehicles Song
I currently have three new song in the A to Z series. These song are made to help children learn the alphabet, while learning vocabulary and phrases. Please check out the Food A to Z and Animals A to Z song. The vehicles A to Z song teaches vehicle names like ambulance, and motorcycle, and watch out for the Nose Car!
More to come in this series, so stay tuned!
Do You Have a Pet? Song
I have a pet goldfish. How about you? This fun song teaches students how to ask and answer, “Do you have a pet?” Many students have pets, so this is very useful. We also learn cat, dog, fish, bird, and elephant in English. Sing this song and then ask your students the question, “Do you have a pet?”
I have been wanting to write a Jobs Song for a long time. I’m happy I waited as I’m really happy with the results. From the comments I’m getting on this video, students around the world are enjoying the new Jobs Song!
After singing the song, have your students take turn acting out the gestures from the song. The other students have to guess the job!
This song is a fun action song for the classroom. It is a bit of a challenge, and kids love a challenge! We make our bodies into the ABC letters, and do gestures for three words that start with A, B, and C. Give it a try with your young English learners or preschool class! After the song, challenge your students to say all of the vocabulary words with the gestures from the song!
Winter Clothing Song
It’s cold outside, brr, brr, brr! My students love this song, probably because it is so silly and fun. This song teaches, “put on my jacket” and more winter clothes. The refrain of “brr, brr, brr” keeps it silly and memorable!
I hope you find some use for the new songs from Dream English. It is always my pleasure to create and share these songs with the world. Thanks for your continued support of Dream English!
Learning about jobs and occupations like doctor, teacher, firefighter is an important part of English for young learners (ESL, EFL). The Dream English Jobs Song teaches us about important people we might see every day. More below the video!
Key Words: doctor, teacher, pilot, firefighter, pirate Target Phrase: I see a teacher.
How to teach: If you have been using Dream English, many of your students may already be familiar with the phrase, “What do you see?” Use flashcards to teach the target vocabulary. MES English has great ones. Then ask your students “Who do you see?” and have them answer. You can watch the video before one time to get the students familiar with the song. Then either download the free song and sing it in class, or watch the video. Be sure to do all of the actions with the song!
This song may be a bit different than other jobs songs. I made this in order for children to be able to identify people they might see in books, or in their daily life. You can download a free mp3 of this song here. Full lyrics are in the video description on YouTube. Happy Singing!