English Songs as an Effective Asset to Improve Listening Comprehension ability; Evidence from Iranian EFL Learners

Samira Rahbar, Samaneh Khodabakhsh

Abstract


The present study has made an attempt to investigate the effectiveness of using English songs and lyrics on improving the listening comprehension ability of adult EFL learners in Iran. The participants of the study were selected based on their results in an OPT exam. 40 students whose score fell between 1SD below and above the mean were randomly assigned to two groups of control and experimental. At the beginning of the study a pre-test was run and the results of the groups were compared. The results didn’t show any specific difference between the groups. Experimental group received treatment via listening practice by English songs for two months. By the end of the study a listening post-test was run and the result of the independent sample t-test showed a significant difference between the control and experimental group. The findings of the study indicated that listening to English songs can be an effective way to improve listening comprehension ability of EFL learners.

 


Keywords


English songs, listening comprehension ability, EFL

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.2n.6p.63

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