Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get access to all the lesson plans on the site?
Only subscribers can access our whole database of ESL song lesson plans. To find out more, please visit our subscription page. Alternatively, why not try one of our free song lesson plans.
How do I find a lesson plan for my class?
All of our ESL song lesson plans are stored in a searchable database. Simply choose a search field from the drop down lists in the menu bar. To help narrow your search further you can sort the results table by one of the other search fields. To see a preview of the lesson plan, click the song title.
Why are there more lesson plans for the higher levels?
Songs are great examples of authentic language to bring into the classroom. Being written with native speakers in mind however, means they’re naturally more suited to higher level lessons – and this is reflected in the lesson plans offered here at Tefl Tunes. That doesn’t mean to say that lower level classes can’t benefit from song based ESL lessons too. We will work towards building our database in this area in the future.
How do I open the lesson plans?
Simply click the song title then the ‘download lesson plan’ button. All of our lesson plans are stored in pdf format, so to view them you will need Adobe Acrobat or another pdf file reader. Acrobat can be download this for free from the Adobe site.
Where can I find the music for the lesson plans?
We recommend Tefl Tunes users download music files only from licenced sites (see our useful links). You can also find music videos for certain songs on the YouTube site. Please remember that songs and song lyrics are copyrighted material. This means that you will need permission to use them. Your use of Tefltunes.com and any teaching materials on the Tefltunes.com website does not licence you to use songs and/or song lyrics in the classroom, or elsewhere. For further information please contact the relevant copyright licence holders.
Where can I find lyrics for songs used in the lesson plans?
We recommend users visit sites which have licences to publish lyrics online, such as metrolyrics.com. Please remember that songs and song lyrics are copyrighted material. This means that you will need permission to use them. Your use of Tefltunes.com and any teaching materials on the Tefltunes.com website does not licence you to use songs and/or song lyrics in the classroom, or elsewhere. For further information please contact the relevant copyright licence holders.
How can I create my own ESL song lesson plans?
You’ll find lists of ESL song ideas, with songs to teach English grammar and topics, and advice on using songs in ESL lessons in our Ideas & Advice pages.