Learning English through nursery rhymes: teachers’ perspective / Geraldine John Philip De Mello … [et al.]

De Mello, Geraldine John Philip and Arumugam, Nalini and Hussin @ Ma’Mor, Misyana Susanti and Ibrahim, Mohammad Nor Afandi and Omar, Nur Hidayatulshima (2021) Learning English through nursery rhymes: teachers’ perspective / Geraldine John Philip De Mello … [et al.]. In: International Conference of Research on Language Education (I–Role) 2021: Engaging in Change: Empowering Linguistics, Literature & Language. Akademi Pengajian Bahasa, Alor Gajah, Melaka.

Abstract

Nursery rhymes play an important role in young children as they help develop an ear for learning the English language. This study aims to seek the encouragement of the pre-schoolers to learn vocabulary skills using nursery rhymes and to help them learn English spelling through the lyrics and animation of the rhymes. Additionally, pre-schoolers might enhance grammar knowledge through the arrangement of the lyrics. The role of using nursery rhymes in the language learning process has thoroughly been recognized since it helps teachers to put the learners in a motivating learning environment. Furthermore, it will encourage them to have more interaction while listening to the song and slowly share their thoughts with the help of their peers as well as the teacher. The study employed a survey design among 48 kindergarten teachers to collect data using a Google link form. The preliminary findings indicate that the majority of the preschool teachers agree that nursery rhymes should be used in the teaching of English while some disagree. Additionally, a large percentage find that the learners will also learn to use grammar and improve their vocabulary through nursery rhymes. This study affirms that the use of nursery rhymes can significantly enhance the awareness of learning vocabulary and grammar among the leaners at preschool. This research has significant pedagogical implications and developments on the role of using nursery rhymes to teach English as the learners will be motivated and they will be encouraged to be more interactive while listening to the nursery rhymes.

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Item Type: Book Section
Creators:
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De Mello, Geraldine John Philip
geraldine@uitm.edu.my
Arumugam, Nalini
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Hussin @ Ma’Mor, Misyana Susanti
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Ibrahim, Mohammad Nor Afandi
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Omar, Nur Hidayatulshima
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Patron
Mohd Nor, Abd Halim
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Advisor
Md Badarudin, Ismadi
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Jono, Nor Hajar Hasrol
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Ismail, Shafinar
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Maulan, Sumarni
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Md Yusuf, Ahmad Harith Syah
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Mahpoth, Halim
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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Preschool education. Nursery schools
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and languages
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Study and teaching. Research > Motivation
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus
Keywords: Nursery rhymes; Language learning; Teaching language skills; Listening; Motivating
Date: 2021
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/46656
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