It was my first time visiting Morocco, and I was very excited to do my first Dream English show in Africa! I have been fortunate to do Dream English shows in Thailand, Japan, USA, France, Italy, Spain, and now Morocco! More below the photo.
The students were fantastic and sang the Dream English songs so well. I was invited by teacher Hind at the EIC – Almaz school in Casablanca. She uses many of my songs like Good Morning Song, Shake It Out, and more in her classes.
The show took place in a beautiful auditorium in the school. There were 9 kindergarten classes, the smiles from the children filled the seats. For many of the songs the students joined me on stage singing and dancing. We had a blast!
Here are the Dream English songs we sang at the show:
1. Good Morning Song
2. Hello Song
3. Let’s Count 1 to 10
4. Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
5. The Weather Song (The Sun Comes Up)
6. BINGO Song ( with guitar)
7. Days of the Week Song (with guitar)
8. Baby Shark
9. Colors Action Song
10. Shake it Out
11. Wake Up Song
12. Goodbye Song
The next morning I visited all 9 classrooms and we sang some more songs together, and I had a chance to ask some basic questions to many of the students. The English level of the students was excellent, and it was a pleasure to meet them all. They were all also very kind and gave me many nice handmade gifts (see photo).
Thank you to teacher Hind, the administration and staff of the school for having me. Also a big thanks to the students for singing with me. It was a dream come true to do a show in Morocco!
I had a lot of fun singing with the great students at a primary school in Rome, Italy! There were about 200 students, and we did three shows for the different age groups. Read more below the photo.
(Photo: Matt and students singing the Weather Song)
We split the students into three age groups with about 70 students per show. The first group were 6-7 years old, the second group 7-8, and the last group 8-9. Each show was a bit over 20 minutes, and the energy was amazing for each group!
I was so inspired by the students singing, dancing, and enthusiasm that it helped me to perform. It was exciting for all of us!
Here are the Dream English songs we sang at the show:
One of my favorite parts of the show is singing the Days of the Week song with students. I always invite a few students up to the front to sing and do the actions, while I play guitar. It is amazing to hear all of the children singing a song that I wrote.
Thank you to teacher Isabella, the other teachers, and all of the students at the show for making this a wonderful afternoon of music and fun!
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
Hi! I’m super excited about the new Animal Names call and response song. This song works really well with young learners of English. It is simple, and also a lot of fun! I’m also excited to introduce the new Matt Show! Have a look and more below the video:
Animal Names Song
The idea of this song is simple. Let’s say some animal names, and repeat. This song can be a lot of fun with young students in small, and large class sizes. I would recommend this song from 3 years and up. It can be a bit of a challenge to say, “L, L, L, L, L, L, Lion!”
The Matt Show
The idea of the Matt show is simple, to reinforce the vocabulary and concepts in the song at the beginning of each video. After all, in a class we wouldn’t just sing a song, and then that is the end of the class. We would play games, and practice the vocabulary in different ways.
Different Ways to Learn
In the first episode of the Matt Show we have the following segments:
Spelling Game: Let’s learn how to spell Lion. If you make a mistake, watch out for the dinosaur!
Ask Tunes: Let’s ask Tunes a question. In this episode I ask Tunes, “What’s your favorite animal?”
Quiz Time: What animals do you see?
What did we learn today? A review of the things we learned in the song and video.
I hope you and your students find the new song and show ideas fun and helpful. Remember, teaching English is easy, if you make sure to be clear with what you are presenting, kids will just get it! Happy Teaching!