November 17, 2011 6:42 AM Subscribe
I'd like to broaden my ESL songbook, and give kids things to sing that would appeal to them.
posted by nicolin to education (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Well, I've quite a number of songs at my disposal now, and I can quite successfully make my pupils sing. But even if I use funny, bawdy, beautiful, Irish or American classic songs or evergreens, I feel that somehow I should once in a while use a song the kids would feel more connected to.
The problem is that I really don't know anything about contemporary singers in the English-speaking world. I mean, the kind of contemporary singers my pupils (11-17 years old) would listen to. I mean Lady Gaga like.
So my question is : do you know any contemporary songs that would stand the test of a class use, with a nice melody, clever lyrics and an uplifting message ?