Education with a touch of music.. continuing from my previous post..3. Two years ago my grade 2 were struggling with the days of the week so I invented a plain melody on the spot and convinced them it was a veeeeeeery popular English verse and they learnt it quickly! I thought to myself "well this went well" and decided to use the same method whenever they have problems with pronunciation or remembering vocabulary. I use onomatopoeia, mime and melody. e.g. adjectives: long pronounce /looooooooong/, short pronounce /short/ and quickly, curly with circling my head or finger etc. Now every generation wants to learn the same "Monday.." tune as they heard it from each other. :)))4. The thing my pupils, specially the younger ones like the most is when I bring my guitar. Something different, unexpected and therefore interesting! It is not often of course but it makes it more precious to them (and I can take it out only at the end of session otherwise it captures their attention too much). Bringing such an instrument or any object that could attract them is very useful as a motivator for "getting them in the mood" for learning and cooperating. 5. Nearly as much (but not quite :)) as singing I like translating, and I found a way how to make them enjoy it as well! I ask them to bring popular Croatian pop and rock songs. They bring tons of them so we can choose and always have plenty for the whole year. We translate the song together in class or, more often, they want to do it themselves so we check and correct it together paying attention to rhyme, context, humour and the “genius of the language”. Usually they translate it in groups and then reading them we choose from each group the best lyrics and write a final version. It seems that they find singing these translated songs much more fun because it is something they “create” themselves. Also it is easily sung because it is a melody which they already know and what is most important the translation of the popular song becomes so amusing that they sing it to other pupils at school. The result is that they come back with more and more original, mostly funny, song ideas. :) Maybe you could use your own country´s popular songs?