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ERIC Number: EJ961890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec-12
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Teacher Views about Using Songs in Teaching English to Young Learners
Sevik, Mustafa
Educational Research and Reviews, v6 n21 p1027-1035 Dec 2011
The primary aim of this study was to explore the views of Turkish state primary school EFL teachers about songs and using songs in teaching English to young learners. English language teachers' (n = 52) opinions were collected through a questionnaire and the results demonstrated that Turkish EFL teachers have strong beliefs about the pedagogical value of songs and about the effectiveness of using songs in teaching EFL to young learners. However, findings showed that teachers had difficulty in accessing to appropriate songs to use in their classes and in measuring student success when they use songs. Therefore it was suggested in this study that teachers be provided with song materials to use in their classes. Measuring student success was closely related to how to teach songs, and therefore it was suggested that teachers be given in-service training about how to teach songs. To conclude, we may argue that the findings of this study strengthened previous research findings about the role of songs in teaching English to young learners. (Contains 5 tables and 6 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey