One of my favorite ways to get the kids excited about a trip is to check out the top pop songs in the country we’re visiting.  Lyrics Training takes this idea several steps further, linking videos of pop songs in a variety of European languages with fill-in-the-blank games that force you to listen very carefully to the words.  Now, I am someone who could hear a song 200 times and still have no idea what the lyrics are, but seeing them written out as the video plays is a help.  It’s a pretty simple concept, but should offer a little variety in your language practice.  If you want to practice your French or Spanish, you’re in luck: there are plenty of titles here.  For Portuguese and Italian, you’ll be searching deep in the playlists (and one of those is Pavarotti singing “Nessun’ Dorma”).

– Paige