The effects of songs in English language acquisition to English language learners

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Dinets, Judi
Education; Language acquisition; Music in education; Education, Primary
thesis / dissertation description
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficiency of teaching English language learners in any content area such as science with the help of songs in order to accelerate their acquisition of the material. The study involved four students, ranging in age from seven to eight. Of these participants one student joined the group later on in the study. The study, which lasted for six weeks, consisted of science classes, based on the theme of weather. Five science lessons were taught with the help of songs, while the other four were taught without the help of songs. The participants were acquiring vocabulary, grammatical structure, and comprehension through the four domains of language. The results contradicted the anticipations since students had better outcomes in the last four lessons where there were no songs involved.