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Sunday, 22 January 2012


LyricsTraining can be described as the fusion of language learning and karaoke. This website provides a wide selection of free subtitled music videos.

Music has always been incorporated into language learning in some or fashion. This site is excellent because it not only allows the students to challenge his/her pronunciation skills but it is also a fun way to memorize idiomatic expressions.
This website can really be exploited for listening activities. For example, to develop students’ listening skills, songs can be printed and distributed with missing lyrics. Students can then, either individually or in groups, listen to the song and try to fill in the missing words.

It can also be a creative way to introduce grammar points. You can try choosing a well-known song that contains a particular grammatical structure or tense. That song can be sung at the beginning of the lesson and then students can be asked to identify examples of the particular structure or tense. The grammar lesson can then be continued according to your regular teaching style.

The site is not designed to offer ideas about how you can use songs in your teaching; that depends entirely on your own creativity.


  1. hi avi that's gwen just thinking that I would use the music without the lyrics first (we call it phase d'anticipation)along with the printed version and then I'd use the karaoké to help them check or correct what they had written... as with the karaoké they can see the lyrics, what do you think?

  2. Hi Gwen! Thanks for posting! Very interesting idea! In that case, for the first part of the activity would the students try to write down what they think the lyrics are and then use the karaoke version to fill in missing words? I think it's a good idea to get them to really focus on the words in the first phase, it'll help improve their listening skills for sure. Let me know how it goes when you try it ok?

  3. that's it exactly!! I'll let you know when I try it, no problem!