New Feelings Song Video: I’m Happy! Song for Children’s English Class

Feelings vocabulary is important in the young learners classroom (ESL, EFL). This simple feelings song teaches 8 emotions. More below the video:

Lyrics:

Sometimes I’m happy, happy
sad, sad
sleepy, sleepy
angry, angry
Sometimes I’m hot, hot
cold, cold,
hungry, hungry,
thirsty, thirsty
(repeat)
But now I’m happy, happy…

Give the song a try and practice the question and answer:

Student 1: How are you feeling?

Student 2: I’m happy!

New Podcast: How to Teach New Songs and Engage Your Young Learners

In this episode I talk about my method for introducing new songs in your children’s English class. This is an excerpt from my Instagram live talk with @teachermiriam_ follow her on Instagram for great teacher tips!

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Thanks for listening and happy teaching! -Matt

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New Podcast: Lesson Plan Archive # 2 And Book Announcement!

Hi! In this podcast I talk about my lesson with young learners ages 3-4. It was a 20 minute class and we sang a few songs and covered basics like body parts, numbers, and ABCs. Also available on Apple Podcasts!

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Thanks for listening and happy teaching! -Matt

Top 5 Ways to Use Songs in the Children’s English Classroom

Songs can be used in many fun ways in English class (ESL, EFL). I love music, so I make it a centerpiece of my classes. For me, the more songs the better. Here we go!

    1. Before Class Time: Get your students ready for the class before it starts by playing songs in English. This can be a playlist of songs that you are singing in your class, or something else nice to listen to.
    2. Warm-Up Songs: I always sing a song with my students as part of the warm-up. Keep the warm-up songs simple and introduce the language as part of the warm-up. A great warm=-up song example is “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.”
    3. Topic Songs: You can use songs to help teach the vocabulary and phrases that you are learning in the class. For example, if you are learning the weather try the “Weather Song/Sun Comes Up.” It introduces the weather and asks, “How’s the weather?”

4. Fun Time: Sometimes we need a bit of a break from drilling and games and songs can be a lot of fun! Choose a student favorite or some action song to get the kids moving. For example, try “Shake It Out” a student favorite!

5. Goodbye Song: I always end the class with a Goodbye Song. This lets the students know that the class is over. For some reason, the students sing this song very enthusiastically! Check out the Dream English Goodbye Song here.

These are some of my favorite uses of children’s English songs in the classroom. What are your favorite uses of songs? Let us know with a comment on our Dream English Facebook or Instagram Page!

New Teaching Tips Podcast Episode: Lesson Plan Archive # 1

In this new series I will talk you through a lesson that I taught to young learners. Today’s lesson is a preschool lesson students age 5-6, 30 minutes once a week class. Listen here or on Apple Podcasts search: Dream English Teaching Tips Podcast.

Below are the links to the materials I talked about in the lesson:

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes Song

https://www.dreamenglish.com/kidsongbodyparts

I Like Apples Book

http://kidsenglishbooks.com/ilikeapples

I Like Apples Song

https://www.dreamenglish.com/fruit

Goodbye Song

https://www.dreamenglish.com/goodbye

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New Song and Video: Walking, Walking Song

Young learners of English (ESL, EFL) love to interact by saying, “No!” For example, if I hold up a flashcard of a dog and say “banana” the students will either say “no” or “dog”. This always comes with a lot of laughter. The Walking, Walking Song is based on this idea. More below the video:

Give the idea a try. Don’t over do it, but when you are counting numbers for example, when you get to 10 say banana instead of ten! See how your students react.

Lyrics:

 

I’m walking, walking in the park
And I see a dog (No!)
I see a dog (No!)
I see a dog (yay!)
I’m walking, walking in the park
And I see a cat (No!)
I see a cat (No!)
I see a cat (yay!)

I’m walking, walking in the park
And I see a bird (No!)
I see a bird (No!)
I see a bird (yay!)

I’m walking, walking in the park
And I see a bear (No!)
I see a bear (No!)
I see a bear

A bear?
Run! run, run,
run run, run,
run run, run,
run stop, safe!

Great job!

Visit our Free Download page to download our top songs for teaching children English. Click here!

 

Happy New Year! 2021! Song and Video to Start your Classes

Happy 2021! Let’s start our classes out this year with the Dream English Happy New Year Chant. A great warm-up song to use after a long holiday break. Get a Free Song Download. See below for the video for link.

Happy New Year Free MP3 Chant DownloadClick here.

Check out our Free Downloads page for more songs downloads to get your year off to a great start. Happy teaching in 2021!

Beginner Adult English Chants – Free MP3 Downloads

I am happy to offer Free MP3 download of beginner English vocabulary chants for adult learners (ESL, EFL). Chant download below video:

Food Vocabulary Chant and Learning Video

Click here to download the Food Vocabulary Chant
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Vocabulary: bread, cheese, chicken, eggs, fish, fries,  cheeseburger, hot dog, pizza, salad, sandwich, soup, spaghetti, steak

Jobs Vocabulary Chant and Learning Video

Click here to download the Jobs Vocabulary Chant
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Vocabulary: bus driver, carpenter, cashier, chef, construction worker, dentist, doctor, pilot, plumber, police officer,  student, teacher, waiter, waitress

Check out more Chants below and Visit our Teach English Plus YouTube Channel for more vocabulary chants!

Visit Teach English Plus on YouTube for: Drinks, Colors, Numbers and more!