This study discusses the problems that arise in increasing the ability of English writing skill of students at the Department of Music, Indonesia Institute of the Arts of Yogyakarta. Project-based approach that becomes a part of English for Specific Purposes is one of the alternative proposed approaches to be applied to art students where English is certainly necessary to accommodate their competence. The method of such approach to learning English writing skill which is interesting and challenging with the form of writing the song lyrics in English would be considered to strengthen the ability of their English writing skill. This research is a qualitative and descriptive research. Interviews, distribution of questionnaires, and observations have been made to support the research and have shown that learning English for students of Music Department should include their needs for English and the provision of English language materials which are more varied by engaging the creativity of students in applying their English language skills either in the classroom or outside the classroom. In addition, the research results demonstrate the significant results of the teaching writing to students and the understanding of vocabulary and grammar as well as their application in writing the song lyrics by analyzing the progress of English language proficiency.
Prima Dona Hapsari, Indonesia Institute of the Arts of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
FA. Wisnu Wirawan, Tarakanita School of Communication and Secretarial Studies, Indonesia
Stream: Education for intercultural communication
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