I’m a big fan of using chants for vocabulary and grammar instruction with Beginning English Language Learners. They support better retention, speaking practice (see The Best Sites (& Videos) For Learning About Jazz Chants for applicable research) and can be just plain fun.

Here’s a downloadable copy of two chants that took me five minutes to create – one for the months of the year and the other on days of the week.

Plus, as a bonus, here’s a SoundCloud recording of our class being led by my co-teacher (and co-author) Katie Hull chanting today about the months (we post them at our class blog so the entire class can enjoy listening to themselves):