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The wiki features the generous contributions of UK Language teachers – case studies focussing on the uses of Literature and Texts with 7 – 14 year-olds in the Language classroom.

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Some of our favourite songs

Recent story from BBC News: K-pop and Latin: Why the time is now for foreign language hits
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/entertainment-arts-46032162

Language teachers use authentic songs in a variety of ways with learners of different ages :

  • To set the scene as learners enter the classroom
  • To model intonation, accent, pace and flow of the language
  • To get learners to react by expressing opinions
  • To focus on grammatical constructions, tone or vocabulary in context
  • To work on the phonics of the language
  • To engage them in performance

among others.

Putting the word ‘song’ into the Search box upper right reveals a lot of references! As does an Internet search, of course. The Online Sources feature (right hand bar) has some suggestions for more targetted searching , and this feature includes some personal suggestions of recent favourites.

Currently mfltwitterati and others have suggested :

French
(Primary) Les Enfantastiques – un ami
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGfyxYqq-Jg

Vitaa: un peu de rêve
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfVMIcP1FdY
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/vitaa-un-peu-de-r%C3%AAve-lyrics.html

Ridan : Madame la République
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-EJvikb2kY
https://genius.com/Ridan-madame-la-republique-lyrics

Les Frangines – Demain des l’aube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGLv4XoiLo8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lacuClSnJ40 Karaoke version
https://www.poetica.fr/poeme-63/victor-hugo-demain-des-l-aube/ ‘lyrics’ Victor Hugo

Bigflo et Oli : Papa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMIPaab43Hw
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/bigflo-et-oli-papa-lyrics.html

Angèle - La Thune
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3YX8zlR4BU
https://paroles2chansons.lemonde.fr/paroles-angele/paroles-la-thune.html

Je vole - Louane (from the film La Famille Belier)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McF-ZsJi9Qo
https://www.paroles-musique.com/eng/Louane-Je_Vole-lyrics,p182837

On etait beau - Louane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyqSAsR_Tms
https://genius.com/Louane-on-etait-beau-lyrics

Ça ira - Joyce Jonathan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxWLybPwBzs
https://paroles2chansons.lemonde.fr/paroles-joyce-jonathan/paroles-ca-ira.html

La meme – Maître Gims feat. Vianney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC6YV65JJ6g
https://www.paroles.net/maitre-gims/paroles-la-meme

Papaoutai - Stromae
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiKj0Z_Xnjc
https://genius.com/Stromae-papaoutai-lyrics

Spanish

Recuerdame - from the film Coco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfzmjgpx-VE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uydBppstlnk
https://genius.com/Carlos-rivera-recuerdame-lyrics

Bad Bunny- Soy Peor,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws00k_lIQ9U

Blogpost from Erszi Culshaw with her favourite Spanish songs (Primary)
http://zapatitoingles.blogspot.com/2015/08/youtube-songs-for-primary-spanish.html

also - Soy una serpiente. - Brujicanciones
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWvcjTZ9SqQ
https://www.paroles-musique.com/eng/Duo_Tiempo_Del_Sol-Soy_Una_Serpiente-lyrics,p028756769

also - Tic Tac - Brujicanciones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj1_EGIARwo

Te gusta el helado de brócoli ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OonqrUZCef4&start_radio=1&list=RDOonqrUZCef4

Te gustan las milkshakes de lasaña ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6gPZWdxijU&t=13s

German

Spotify Playlist for German/Austrian/Swiss Songs on https://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/en/spr/unt/kum/dfj/pfg.html

Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGXGTRyCfUM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8ot6eAMUQs

Ein Froher Wandersmann
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSiYfLDvrpI

Der Anruf - Roger Cicero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpjLdjScy6E
https://www.songtexte.com/songtext/roger-cicero/der-anruf-6bd8a6ae.html

Leise- Wise Guys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaSVla9ZsHk
https://www.songtexte.com/songtext/wise-guys/leise-5bbbdf88.html

Songs elsewhere on the wiki :

Use ‘Search’ to find
‘Rongrakatikatong’
‘Kid’
‘Tout le monde ment’

‘A mí no me gusta el Rock’
‘Si yo fuera un chico’

Tim Bendzko
Himmel
Alles was ich wünsche
Leb’ die Sekunde

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Latest texts

Napoleon 1815 (Contributor: Steven Fawkes)

Dans la galette, il y a... (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

'Twas Nochebuena (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

La légende du sapin (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

Un Noël pour le loup (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

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