Sounds of fiction: Songs in the teaching and learning of English and literature / Mohd Rozaidi Ismail … [et al.]

Ismail, Mohd Rozaidi and Abdul Aziz, Roslina and Abas, Nadhratunnaim and Nikman, Khairunisa (2020) Sounds of fiction: Songs in the teaching and learning of English and literature / Mohd Rozaidi Ismail … [et al.]. Gading Journal for Social Sciences, 23 (2). pp. 49-65. ISSN e-ISSN: 2600 - 7568


Teaching literature to language learners can be daunting. One of the ways to ensure fun and effective learning is
through the incorporation of music or songs in the language classroom. Numerous studies have confirmed the
benefits of music or songs in improving learners’ text recall ability and reducing their anxiety. Regardless, the
studies have also pointed out a mismatch between teachers’ positive feedback on their incorporation in the language
classroom and the actual teaching practice due to some limitations such as lack of resources in finding suitable
syllabi-based music or songs and inadequate preparation time. Hence, to overcome these limitations, the present
study intends to propose literature-based lyrics of The Necklace, a short story by Guy de Maupassant. The
effectiveness of these lyrics have been pilot-tested on a group of language teachers in Kastamonu, Turkey. The
results indicate that not only that these teachers are willing to use the lyricised literature in their classroom, but they
also agree on its effectiveness in improving comprehension and text recall.


Item Type: Article
Email / ID Num.
Ismail, Mohd Rozaidi
Abdul Aziz, Roslina
Abas, Nadhratunnaim
Nikman, Khairunisa
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal for Social Sciences
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal for the Social Sciences (GADINGSS)
ISSN: e-ISSN: 2600 - 7568
Volume: 23
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 49-65
Keywords: Literary text, Music, Songs, Sounds of fiction, Teacher perception
Date: December 2020
Edit Item
Edit Item


[thumbnail of 46308.pdf] Text

Download (279kB)

ID Number




Statistic details