An investigation of the effects of songs on grammar learning / Wilson Richard Maung

Maung, Wilson Richard (2004) An investigation of the effects of songs on grammar learning / Wilson Richard Maung. Degree thesis, University Technology MARA Cawangan Sarawak.


Is English Language learning possible using songs? As far as second language learning is concern, there is still limited empirical support for music as a tool to acquire them although there are documents regarding the positive effects of music on rote memorization.This study investigated the effects of songs on the learning of English grammar in a group of 20 chosen Year 5 students who have scored average scale of 40 — 80 marks based on their 2003 examination results and they have limited proficiency in the English language. A Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design, and classroom observation was selected for this investigation. As a result of performing two-way analyses of variance, a hypothesis have been drawn and accepted. Consequently, these findings contradict past calims: A musical medium promotes language learning to the same extent as a non¬musical medium. Definite patterns in the data were also observed: Sample mean gain scores were consistently higher for music. Therefore, music resulted in the largest grammar acquisition gains. Further investigation is needed in order to determine whether a musical medium may promote even greater grammar acquisition than a non-musical medium.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Maung, Wilson Richard
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning ability
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > English language
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Programme: Bachelor of Education (TESL)
Date: October 2004
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