Share Paper: The Effects of Song Lyric Training on Listening Skills and Vocabulary Acquisition in a University EFL Classroom

  1. Kate Chen , Chaochang University of Technology , Taiwan
  2. Ya- Jane Huang , Chaoyang University of Technology , Taiwan
Tuesday, June 28 1:30-1:50 PM Grand Ballroom C

Abstract: It has been proved that music can create a pleasant, relaxing and motivating atmosphere that allows English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners feel less stressful and learn more effectively. Learning EFL through song lyrics helps to expand the vocabulary, advance listening ability, break the culture barriers, reduce foreign-sounding accents and acquire essential English phrases. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of song lyric training as an alternative activity on EFL listening ability. To conduct this study, 36 sophomore students from one university in central Taiwan were recruited. A mixed research method was used to collect ...