January 2009 - With A Little Help From My Friends

Dear Teacher,

2009 is already two weeks old, so I hope itís not too late to wish you a very Happy New Year!

The Tune Into English Roadshow began the year with its first ever international state school shows, in the province of Huelva, Spain. It was great fun, and I have published some comments on the website. 

The Teacher Training Department of the University of Huelva featured Using Music to Enhance Language Learning on its current programme - you can read about this (and see photos) on the Teacher Training page of the Teachersí Area of  It is also worth taking the time to read the two very interesting articles by M™ Carmen Fonseca Mora, director of the department, which have been published on the Our Theory page of the website.

This monthís three additions to the Downloadable Worksheets are all about friendship. Youíve Got A Friend (as featured in the Tune Into English Roadshow) by Carole King (and also James Taylor) and Thatís What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick & Friends were both submitted by Laura Casolero of Grumo Nevano, while The Beatlesí With A Little Help From My Friends was submitted by Claudia Cantaluppi of Como.  Kate Nashís Skeleton Song, also on the site, is a fourth song about friendship - thank you to all the friends of Tune Into English who have contributed worksheets.

The worksheet for U2ís Walk On, submitted last month by Mena Bianco of Giugliano, has been published on Amnesty Internationalís Italian site - you can see the page, along with other didactic worksheets, by clicking on the Useful Links of the Teachersí Area page of the Tune Into English website.

The Karaoke page continues to grow, with over 1,500 songs, and featuring all the latest hits, as well as the songs mentioned in this newsletter.

The Tune Into English Roadshow is continuing its tour, and I look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Once again, Happy New Year!

Best wishes,

Fergal Kavanagh
Tune Into English