I was really pleased to be offered a sneak preview of the fantastic new Lucky Voice Karaoke website which is still in private beta.
Karaoke can be really motivating for some students and as we all know, song is a great way to improve our EFL / ESL students' pronunciation.
The site itself has a really easy to use interface. Once you select a song to sing along with it comes up in a big pop up window which you could display full screen on an interactive whiteboard if you are brave enough to work with a whole class on a song. The words of the song change colour as you should sing them.
You get a bit of help on the chorus, when the original singers join in. If you are using this with students it might be a good idea to play the complete song by the original singer before starting to get them to work on the songs on the site. That way they'll get a better sense of the timing and when to start singing.
You can find more ideas for using karaoke with EFL / ESL students on my Learning Technology blog posted under the title of 'Karaoke with a Social Network'
The selection of songs is also quite broad with quite a lot of up to date songs as well as some older classics. They also have some ready created playlists which are quite handy.
This will certainly be a useful site once it goes public and is one of the best designed Karaoke sites I've seen.
I hope you and your students are able to enjoy it soon.
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Karaoke with a Social Network