This page contains ideas, activities, and materials for teaching and learning American songs from the Total Immersion Program in Beijing.

Pedagogical strategies with songs
  • cloze (fill in the blank - word bank may or may not be provided)
  • scramble (provide all the lyrics cut into sections, partners or small groups have to arrange the lyrics while listening to the song)
  • karaoke & sing along
  • create a music video for a song
  • create an additional verse
  • create photos/drawings to accompany song

Brave by Jennifer Lopez (Lyrics)

I'm Walkin' Away by Craig David (Lyrics)

Rolling in the Deep by Adele (Lyrics)

- Good for use as a Thanksgiving activity

Thankful by Josh Groban (Lyrics)