In this thesis the author takes a first look into the advantages of using traditional English folk music in English lessons for ESL pupils. By integrating a song into the lesson the author allows the teacher to teach culture, vocabulary and grammar in the same lesson whilst also appealing to the pupils' creative skills. The first part of the thesis provides the reader with a theoretical background which supports the rest of the work. Later in this thesis the author explains his ideas and provides a theoretical foundation for those as well. The biggest part of the thesis is however made up of examples. In order to not only tell the reader his ideas the author also shows them by adding various examples of lessons, complete with lesson plans, teacher's notes and worksheets. Although this work is primarily based on the curriculum for Flemish ESL education, it is perfectly usable in other countries too.