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English Teachers Everywhere

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.etseverywhere.com

Website Example: http://www.etseverywhere.com/wp-content/uploads/standup_sitdown_song_KevinMcCaughey.mp3

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Computer(s), Internet access, speakers

Activity Description

Get your students up and out of their seats with this fun TPR activity. Play this one-minute song as a break in the middle of class to get students moving around.

Preparation

Make sure you are able to play the song on your computer and that your speakers are loud enough for students to hear the words to the song.

How-To

  1. Teach or review the actions in the song: stand up, sit down, go on sitting, go on standing, turn around, turn around again, stand up again, stand up once again, keep on standing.
  2. Play the song and have students follow the instructions.

Teacher Tips

Make sure students' chairs are a little bit away from their desks; otherwise it will get very noisy standing up and sitting down.

More Ways

This English Teachers Everywhere site offers an amazing array of listening activity ideas for use in an ESL Classroom, many of which are songs. Here are a few of the categories:

  • Action Listening Games
  • Grammar Songs
  • Holidays
  • Modal Verb Songs
  • One-minute Songs
  • Podcast Articles
  • Recycle Songs
  • Sound Effect Activities
  • Vocabulary List Songs
  • Strange or Silly Songs

Many original songs created especially for English learners.

Levels

  • Beginning Literacy
  • Beginning Low
  • Beginning High

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (0.1) Communicate in interpersonal interactions
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.