ERIC Number: EJ895263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effects of Songs in the Foreign Language Classroom on Text Recall, Delayed Text Recall and Involuntary Mental Rehearsal
Salcedo, Claudia S.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v7 n6 p19-30 Jun 2010
Music represents an integral part of the human culture, and particularly language and communication. Music can be a powerful tool in the learning experience. The purpose of the present study is to investigate whether English native-speaker students learning a foreign language can benefit from integrating music into the curriculum. Students' text recall was measured after listening to songs and text passages. Delayed recall and involuntary mental rehearsal (din) were also measured. Results showed text recall was better in the song condition than text passage. Also, treatment condition did not affect delayed recall; however it impacted involuntary mental rehearsal. Implications and suggestions about future applications of music in the curriculum are also explored.
Descriptors: Music, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Recall (Psychology), Learning Experience, English, Native Speakers, Singing, Listening, Inner Speech (Subvocal), Measurement, Teaching Methods, Brain, Statistical Analysis, Language Teachers, Reading Aloud to Others, Spanish
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Education Level: Higher Education
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