Teaching Tracks

ELT/EFT series of coursebooks based on songs and song lyrics

Teaching Tracks coursebooks adopt a completely new approach to using songs and song lyrics in English language teaching.

The Teaching Tracks series is an ever-growing collection of authentic materials and creative classroom materials. Based purely on songs and their derived themes, these materials are great for language teaching/learning, as well as raising awareness on culture and real life issues. And, remarkably, they completely avoid the “gap- fill trap” (yes that’s right there are no gap-fills!)

Teaching Tracks believe that songs are a multi-skilled text type that facilitate a wide range of language learning, including:
speaking
listening
reading
writing
vocabulary
grammar
pronunciation/phonetics

So far in the series:
Three mini coursebooks or ‘Singles’ (as we like to call them) based on Space Oddity by David Bowie, Money by Pink Floyd and Roar by Katy Perry.

Top Ten, consists of a Teacher’s Book (with full instructions and answers) and a Student’s Book complete with full lessons and appendices. This compilation (or  ‘album’ as we like to call it) features materials using ten top songs.

Both the Teacher’s Book and the Student’s Book are available directly from the Book Shop  via PayPal. If you are ordering from outside of the EU or require more than one copy, send us a message directly so we can work out competitive postal prices.

Next in the series is Twenty-Twenty Vision. These coursebooks explore social (and social justice) issues that we need to become aware of and/or combat in the 2020s. It is hoped that it will be released late summer 2020.

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.

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