Effectiveness of English Song Activities on Vocabulary Learning and Retention


The main objectives of the study were to study the effectiveness of song activities on vocabulary learning and retention and to explore students’ opinion towards song activities. The sample of the study was 40 first year students from English for International Communication major. The research instruments of the study were song activities, pre-test, post-test and retention vocabulary test which were the same test and the students’ opinion toward using song activities questionnaire. The data collected in this study was the score from the pre-test and the post-test as well as the post-test and the 2-week delay post-test were analyzed by using T-test and the data from the questionnaire was calculated into mean and standard deviation. The results showed that there was a significant difference between the overall pretest and post-test of the students’ English vocabulary achievement at a level .01. However, there was no significant difference between the overall post-test and retention of the students’ English vocabulary achievement. Besides, Students had positive attitude toward using song activities to develop their vocabulary learning and retention. It can be concluded that learning English through song activities can encourage students to develop and retain their vocabulary knowledge.

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Kittiya Phisutthangkoon, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand
Metas Panich, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand

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Conference: ECLL2016
Stream: Language education

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