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Teaching Tracks is the first of its kind, using a completely new approach to an old resource – songs and song lyrics.
It focuses on the wealth of possibilities derived from songs and their themes. The result is materials that are suitable for the EFL/ELT classrooms, to teach language, culture, real issues etc.
Songs are a multi-skilled text type that facilitates a wide range of language learning, including:
- phonetics and pronunciation
- exploring themes that emerge from the song
And importantly, it avoids the “gap-fill trap” (there are no gap-fills!)
We hope to expand the Teaching Tracks series to include an ever-growing collection of authentic materials, creative classroom activities and culture-rich content with themes based on real-life issues – all using well-known and popular songs.
We have just printed three coursebooks or ‘singles’ that include songs by David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Katy Perry, and are available now.
Up next, we plan to release an ‘album’ (or compilation coursebook if you prefer), Top Ten, which will feature teaching materials using 10 great songs.
If you want to preview the books and materials, you can download a free sample here.
We would love your input and feedback on this site and the materials so please get in touch!
© Chris Walklett. Teaching Tracks and Top Ten are both Trademarks.