Useful Ideas when Taking Songs to a Class


  • Sergio Lopera Universidad de Antioquia



designing tasks, music, teaching English


This article gives some basic ideas when teaching English with songs. Also some reasons why EFL teachers take songs are given. It addresses two important issues when teaching with songs:  selection of songs and preparation of  tasks. Examples for each kind of task are given.  This paper recommends a routine of designing tasks that follow the format of pre-activities, while-listening activities and post-activities.

Received: 29-05-03 / Accepted: 18-09-03.

How to reference thus article:

Lopera, S. (2003). Useful Ideas when Taking Songs to a Class. Íkala. 8(1), pp. 135 – 149

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Author Biography

Sergio Lopera, Universidad de Antioquia

Especialista en Didáctica en Enseñanaza de Lenguas Extranjeras. Coordinador y profesor del programa de Capacitación Docente en Lenguas Extranjeras, Escuela de Idiomas, Universidad de Antioquia.


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How to Cite

Lopera, S. (2003). Useful Ideas when Taking Songs to a Class. Íkala, Revista De Lenguaje Y Cultura, 8(1), 135–149.