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November 2012 – The Tune Into English Drawing Competition

Dear Teacher,

Music is Art! We have just launched the Tune Into English Drawing Competition! A real or imaginary album cover, live concert or even the Tune Into English Roadshow, anything (music related) goes – we will use some of the results in our publicity and give the artist a Tune t-shirt. We look forward to receiving your students’ (or even your own!) masterpieces!

The Tune Into English Roadshow continues its tour – comments from the Sardinia shows are online (read also about Sassari’s Comenius project). I would be delighted to come to your school, and look forward to meeting you and your students – there is a 45-second video of the show on www.tuneintoenglish.com.

This month’s three new additions to the Downloadable Worksheets section of the Teachers’ Area of the website are based on Tune Into London, our recent musical tour. The first exploits the video of the tour, with contributions from Maria Gulczynska, Ancona and Caroline Swettenham, Naples.

We visited Berwick Street, the site of the cover shoot for the Oasis album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Mena Bianco, Naples, submitted a fun crossword based activity for Wonderwall.

The original music for the Tune Into London video was produced by Gary Friel, based in Bari (more Gary music). He also wrote the worksheet for Gerry Rafferty’s classic Baker Street. Gary has an excellent youtube channel with the aim of allowing teachers to drill basic grammar in interesting and realistic ways.

Thank you to those teachers who have submitted worksheets, I look forward to receiving your contributions.

You can sing along with the UK Top 10 Charts on the Speak Up site – updated weekly, there is a link on the Tune Home page too.
The Karaoke page of Tune Into English now features over 8,300 songs.

If you are in the Palermo area, or attending the MLA Convention in Munich or Sorrento, perhaps I will see you at the Tune presentation of Using Music to Enhance Language Learning – see dates here.

Happy Hallowe’en!

Best wishes,

Fergal Kavanagh
Tune Into English


Edgewater College, in Ireland, is running a 2 week Teacher of English Refresher course in August 2013. Teachers are eligible for an EU Comenius grant!
The course includes modules on Using Music & Song and a lesson on Irish culture.
Full information here

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