I think one of the great ways to get our young to learn English is through music. For many reasons. as I outline in this article. It is even better, more inspiring, more engaging when they see their fellow country men/women singing in English! So in this spirit, let's share some of our favorite international artists singing in their second language! Get the full player and lyric book HERE.
Here's a brave singer from Korea, to start off this directory!
Today, I get to highlight a group from where I'm presently working - Korea.
BIG BANG is a huge group here and have a cult following. Even better, their English songs are wonderful. Crisp pronunciation and they sound like native speakers! (many of the members lived in America). Here is the English version of
Always. I played this for many foreign teachers at a large lecture I gave and they just loved the language.... :)
Here's the real video and also the karaoke version I produced.
Today's song is from Mother Russia. Can't say enough about the uniqueness of the slavic soul. This group TATU, really is endemic of a new kind of artist, thrown together to appeal to pop teenagers, whatever the country. However, TATU is Russian as you can see from the interview. Here's "All the Things She Said".
Octavio, I'll have to check him out!
Today, here's one of Chile's biggest , biggest bands ever. La Ley. I'm sure it will bring back memories to someone here on EFL Classroom 2.0.Grammy award winners - "The Law" are a bit "dark" but they have legions of fans in Latin America.