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Help me teach Moroccans English! (Or, what you learned from music)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by KJIM, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member


    I've never taught before and now it's my Peace Corps job description. TEFL, actually, teaching "communicative learning," which means to have fun while doing it.

    Sat in on a lesson in Errachidia (I think that's near where Babel was set) and the guy used the "BN Ladies'" (Moroccan sanitized name) "If I Had A Million Dollar" to teach conditionals. It was great. He milked it for two hours.

    So I thought, hmmm...must be some other grammar lessons to be found in songs.

    Any help here? Beyond using the Happy Days theme song to introduce days of the week and "Stop in the Name of Love" to demonstrate imperatives, I'm dry (as is Morocco).

    So, former co-workers, what grammatical lessons can you glean from the Billboard charts? The children of Midelt want to know.
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    "We Didn't Start The Fire." [/every eighth grade history teacher since 1989 :D]
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    And my sixth-grade music teacher in 1995.
  4. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    Schoolhouse Rock.
  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Conjunction junction, what's your function?
  6. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member


  7. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Damn it, I wish I was drinking mint tea with Audrey Tautou on a tiled patio in Essouraira or Sidi Ifni. Or better yet, stoned out of my freaking mind with Kate Bush on a wool blanket in a pale blue room in Chefchaouen. I loooooooooove Morocco.
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