This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of using a suggested program based on English songs on developing sith year, primary school pupils' vocabulary, grammar and their English language learning interest. Sixty pupils were chosen from a large population enrolled in Raniah primary school, KSA. The study had a pre-post control group design. Sixty male pupils were randomly assigned to either the control or the experimental group. Pupils of the experimental group were instructed using the direct approach (a suggested program) in English language songs, whereas the control group received no such training. Tools of the present study included a written test in the acquisition of the target vocabulary, a written test in the acquisition of the target grammar, a suggested program prepared by the researcher and the language learning interest questionnaire. (Prepared also by the researcher). The whole study was administered during academic year (2011/ 2012) during the second semester. The instruction, training and administrations of the tools were done by the researcher. Results indicated that the acquistion of the pupils of the experimental group improved significantly in vocabulary and grammar and their English language learning interest was enhanced. Finally, the study carries important implications and suggestions for further research.
Karem Abdelatif Ahmed, Sadat Academy for Science Management, Egypt
Stream: Languages education and applied linguistics (ESL/TESL/TEFL)
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