A couple of months back I posted a message about a new karaoke website I had found which you could use with students ( http://www.redkaraoke.com/ )

A couple of months back I posted a message about a new karaoke website I had found which you could use with students ( http://www.redkaraoke.com/ )

Since that time I've found two more and each one is better than the last.

http://beta.luckyvoice.com/ This site is still under development, but has some marvelous features and a really good collection of songs and play lists. I've written a complete review of the site at: http://quickshout.blogspot.com/2008/08/great-new-karaoke-site.html

But the best one so far forr me is http://www.karaokeparty.com/en mainly because many of the songs also include videos of the original singer with the lyrics. Students who register can also get a score on their singing ability, which may also help to motivate them to repeat the song aand do better.  You can see a complete review with screen shots at:http://quickshout.blogspot.com/2008/08/another-great-new-karaoke-site.html

 Lastly, if you want to read my tips and ideasa for teaching with karaoke go over to my learning technology blog at:
http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/2008/07/karaoke-with-social-network.html

 Happy singing, and if you do have any of your own ideas for using karaoke with EFL studentss please leave me a comment  below.

 Thanks

 Best

Nik Peachey | Learning Technology Consultant, Writer, Trainer
http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/
http://quickshout.blogspot.com/

Comments

I love your tips!

Unfortunately at Karaoke Party my country (Brazil) doesn't have a server... Brazil.

I'm gointo to try them in class!

Thanks!

Dayse Andrade

This is a great post, and one I never thought of.  I have heard of people saying they learned English by watching The Simpsons, so I can see how through karaoke, the PRACTICE of the language, one can learn that much better.  The interesting thing about English is that it is so difficult to learn, being one of the largest (or most bastardized) languages in the world.  We have defined our language as the encompassing of cultural slang from all over the world.  It is really quite facinating.So, considering how difficult it is to learn English in the first place, and how expensive education is (although learning is always free :) ), I wanted to mention a way your students can take advantage of this technique (or any English student) for free.  There are periodic karaoke contests available online at www.karaokemachine.org where simply posting a video of themselves singing they can win a free karaoke machine!  Now, compare that to the cost of text books!  LOL.  I remember figuring out the total bill of university education, and that was a staggering number.  I want to help students where I can.Enjoy!-- Amanda

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