Vocabulary Acquisition Through Teaching a Story-song In the EFL Classroom

Otigba Klára (2003) Vocabulary Acquisition Through Teaching a Story-song In the EFL Classroom. MA/MSc, Szegedi Tudományegyetem.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of a story-song on learning English as a second language, in particular on vocabulary acquisition. It looks at why songs in general can be used to give learners indirect and less stressful ways of practising and enhancing a new language. The first and second chapters give a look back to some literature background on this topic. It gives examples of how the music works on the memory and why it can be utilised in learning a second language. It also explains why the choice fell on this particular story-song to use for this research. The third chapter describes the research, which is based on different tests and a writing task carried out in a secondary school in Gyula. It investigates the effect of reading a text on incidental vocabulary acquisition, and points out the difference in enhancing vocabulary measured in two groups, Music and No-Music groups. The last two chapters summarise the results of the tests and task, and conclude that music can boost a greater vocabulary acquisition than only the text. It also makes a reference to the relationship between the knowledge of a word and its use in writing, which would, in fact, need a deeper investigation in future researches.

Institution

Szegedi Tudományegyetem

Faculty

Gyula Juhász Teacher Training College

Department

Angol Tanszék

Discipline

Teacher Training

Specialization

angol

Supervisor(s)

SupervisorSupervisor scientific name labelEmailEHA
Sinka HildaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED

Item Type: Thesis (MA/MSc)
Date: 2003
Depositing User: JGYPK Szerkesztő
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 17. 13:18
Last Modified: 2019. May. 20. 09:19
URI: http://diploma.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/76152

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