Everyone listens to music and has their favourite songs. If you're like me, you don't pay too much attention to the words, but studying song lyrics can be a great way to improve listening, grammar, and vocabulary skills — and have fun at the same time! Over the years, I've featured many songs on The English Blog and there are currently 147 posts under the category of 'Music', so that's a good place to start. But there are plenty of other online resources for learning English with songs. Here are a few of the best ones.
ESL Classics — YouTube channel with animated song videos based on classical themes. Each song focuses on a different aspect of grammar.
ESL Hip-Hop — Community for ESL students and teachers with over a hundred grammar and vocabulary lessons.
Flocabulary — Educational hip hop songs. Subscription-based, but you can explore 8 songs and videos for free.
Fluency MC — YouTube channel of Fluency MC, a teacher and rapper from the United States.
Genius — One of the best sites for listening to current songs with the lyrics.
Learn English with Songs — Dozens of video listening quizzes from ESOL Courses.
Learn English with Songs — YouTube playlist from EnglishClass101.com.
Lyrics Mode — Find the lyrics to over 700,000 songs and gain points by explaining them.
LyricsGaps — Songs at three levels with different activities (quiz, gap-fill, karaoke).
LyricsTraining — Improve your language skills by watching music videos and filling in the missing lyrics (see screenshot below). Excellent!
Songs for Learning English (English Club) — Special ESL songs by Jonathan Taylor to help in learning English. Most songs have subtitles and lyrics so you can read as you listen, or sing along if you wish.
Towns and Cities — Hip-hop English language-learning app for Android. Well worth $0.99.
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