Student-centered communicative teaching methods have become new trends in the field of English education. “Nowadays technology has practically changed every aspect of language teaching.” (Hassanzadeh, Ghollami, Allahyar, & Noordin, 2012, p. 74) Using songs as supplemental materials in a language learning classroom setting is NOT a new idea. The question is: How can we make song related activities effective in our classroom? The answer is simple: fun!
Tip #1: Students hate worksheets that only contain “fill in the blank” activities. Mix it up! Keep them busy!
“Tom’s Diner” is a perfect song for introducing/reviewing the Present Continuous tense. You can download the worksheet from here.