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ESL Through Music Project

ESL Through Music Project

Students work in groups to research and present a popular song to the class in this ESL through music project.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Music

Time:  Extended


  • You will need a computer with internet access.
  • Load the Billboard website.
  • Make one copy of the Handout for each student.



Explain to the students that they are going to have an ESL through music project.


First, play a short clip of the top 10-15 songs on the Billboard website. Ask the students to watch, listen, and choose their top three songs.


Students write their top three songs on a sheet of paper in order from most favorite to least favorite, and hand it in.


Assign groups according to students’ preference. Inform students of their groups.


Ask students to get together with their group members. Pass out the Handout.


Decide the due dates for the lyrics and explanation, and the date for the presentations.

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