IJIET 2019 Vol.9(11): 843-848 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.11.1315

Influence of Singing English Songs on Vocabulary Learning by Senior School Students in Guangzhou

Shuqiong Luo

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: sqluo@stu.edu.cn).

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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.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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