Designing Songs for Teaching and Learning English: A Literature Review

Pham Ngoc Son, Tran Tin Nghi


This paper presents the theoretical backgrounds covering the theories of material design, which is useful for understanding of the effective material and the steps to produce it, and mentioning the theories of learning, which include foci on the language, the learners, and learning process. The paper aslo addresses a relationship among factors that contribute to teaching and learning process by using songs as English language teaching material. The authors review the benefits of songs and music under the lights of the cognitive, linguistic, and pedagogical levels through the material design model suggested by Hutchinson and Waters (1987). This paper contributes to the understanding of designing songs as a tool for teaching and learning English.

Keywords: Songs, Music, Material design, Cognitive process, Motivation A material design model

DOI: 10.7176/JLLL/61-10

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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