—The employment of songs in an English classroom
is not rare since it is the most invaluable tool to aid language
acquisition, physical, and mental development. The objective of
this research is to survey the perspectives of English as a Second
Language (ESL) teachers (n
= 60) in Malaysian state primary
schools on using songs to teach English to young learners (YLs).
Data collection is by means of questionnaires and the findings
revealed that teachers have concrete conceptions on the
teaching values of songs and its potency in teaching ESL to
young children. Yet, the result depicted that teachers had
difficulties in selecting songs and the recommendation is to
provide them with interesting and enjoyable song materials for
their classes. To conclude, songs can become useful sources to
assist language learning and acquisition if teachers possess the
strategies in using them.
—Songs, language learning, language
Andrew Yau Hau Tse is with the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman,
Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Andrew Yau Hau Tse, " Malaysian Teachers' Perspectives on Using Songs in
English Language Teaching," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 87-89, 2015.