Abstract—Considering the values of English songs as well as
the fact that only a few studies applied English songs to help
students learn English words but none of them investigated the
effect of singing English songs to learn English vocabulary in
secondary schools, this study, presents to exploring how singing
English songs would influence senior secondary schools
students’ learning effectiveness and interest in English
vocabulary in Guangzhou, a developed city in mainland China.
The data were collected from fifty participants in Guangzhou.
The qualitative methods consisted of four interviews and there
were four experiments with two scenarios utilized respectively.
Paired Sample T Test in SPSS was applied to analyze the data
from the pre-tests and post-tests. The results demonstrated that
singing English songs can be beneficial to senior high school
students’ learning effectiveness and interest in learning English
vocabulary. As for the implications: singing English songs can
be one of the scenarios to be introduced in practical English
teaching and a well-equipped English teacher with musical
abilities or knowledge is needed.
Index Terms—Singing English songs, English vocabulary, learning effectiveness, learning interest.
Shuqiong Luo is with Shantou University, Shantou, 510631, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Shuqiong Luo, "Influence of Singing English Songs on Vocabulary Learning by Senior School Students in Guangzhou," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 843-848, 2019.Copyright © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).