One of the big problems we all face, whether teaching English to children or adults, is maintaining learners’ interest throughout our lessons. Consequently, we often have to be very creative in the techniques we use. What makes music such a great teaching tool is its universal appeal, connecting all cultures and languages. This makes it one of the best and most motivating resources in the classroom, regardless of the age or background of the learner. Songs are a fantastic wayto help kids work on different elements of language learning. There are many different ways to use songs in the classroom, fromsing-a-longsto more structured listening exercises, depending on the class you have and the goals you have in mind. A more structured exercise will take a bit longer to prepare, but it’ll be far more helpful for your pupils. Ideas for structured exercises will depend on the grammar points you’re trying to teach, but they can include fill-in-the-blank exercises, writing exercises to continue the song or even creating adaptations of the song with new words.