May 17

It’s Shakespeare, dawg.

I discovered a new website thanks to a tweet the other day and although it’s not particularly useful for EFL classes, I just wanted to share it with you.  There’s a educational “movement” in the USA called Flocabulary and they are trying to motivate students to learn by teaching through hip-hop and rap.  It sounds like a great idea and I would love to see the results.

Here’s one of their videos which you can check out free on YouTube.


Posted May 17, 2010 by Teresa Bestwick in category Just for fun

4 thoughts on “It’s Shakespeare, dawg.

  1. Karenne Sylvester

    Hi Teresa,

    I’ve been meaning to pop on over since you tweeted me about your blog (@kalinagoenglish on Tiwtter) – I love this article and tho’ wasn’t so impressed by the MacBeth video I was so happy to visit the link to Flocabulary – what an absolutely amazing resource! I agree with the founders completely, the key to learning lies in engaging the students.


  2. Teresa Bestwick (Post author)

    Hi Karenne,

    Thanks for stopping by. Like I said in the post, I don’t know how useful Flocabulary is as a resource for EFL teachers, but it definitely gives us something to think about. YLs love working with rhymes and chants, but it’s often hard to engage teens in that way – it’s uncool for most to enjoy singing in their English class! Using their kind of music would certainly be a step in the right direction.

    T 🙂


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