Reflections of English Language Teachers about the Effect of Using Songs on Pronunciation
Keywords:implicit teaching, pronunciation, songs, multiple intelligence
It is widely acknowledged that making the classroom environment more relaxing and fun has a positive impact on the learning process of EFL learners. Considering a great number of students are fond of music, English teachers are likely to have good results by using it to teach pronunciation skills. It is also essential to choose the most efficacious songs in terms of its relevance to the teacher's aims and students' needs. Moreover, using English songs is purposeful in that correct pronunciation is demonstrated implicitly. This research sets for English teachers' views about this issue and reveals the general perception about it in Turkey. A questionnaire was implemented on in-service teachers and their responses were collected and analyzed with appropriate methods. The data was generated using IBM SPSS 20 program. It is highly suggested that song-based lessons have to be exemplified and encouraged in English language teaching departments. Besides, multiple- intelligence oriented and particularly productive skills-based training courses should be provided within the scope of state schools in Turkey.
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