Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on New Approaches in Education
The Effect of Using Songs on Young English Learner’s Motivation in Jordan
Dr. Manal Smadi
A song is a work of poem that is typically intended to be sung by human voice many studies have tackled the importance of implementing songs in teaching English as a second language (ESL) showing that they can be very effective in developing student’s grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary retention.This paper aims to investigate the effectiveness of using songs on young student’s motivation in Jordan. The participants were two different groups from a private school in Jerash. Their motivation was examined with and without implementing music. Analysis of the data using a t– test suggested that using songs in teaching English for young learners was significantly effective in raising their motivation to learn the language. The study also concluded with some implications about the effective use of songs to enhance the effect of these results.
Keywords: motivation, songs, young English learner.