A Case Study Investigating the Impact of Music Listening on Vocabulary Development During Foreign Language Learning



This study was conducted to find out the influence of music listening during study sessions on the process of vocabulary learning. The primary objective of this study was to determine the impact of listening to variety of music whilst studying the acquisition of new vocabulary, with a focus on identifying whether this practice has a positive or negative influence on the learning process. The data was collected from a sample of 20 elementary school pupils, with ages ranging from 10 to 11 years old who are studying in a public school. The students who have been chosen were engaged in the acquisition of English as a second language from their enrollment in the second grade and have been actively participating in English language instruction within the school curriculum for a duration of three years. The findings of the study indicate that individuals who engaged in vocabulary learning using flashcards exhibited varying levels of performance. Specifically, participants who were exposed to English vocabulary in conjunction with music achieved an average score of 77.6 points, whilst those who studied language in a serene environment attained an average score of 85.8 points. The results of this study strongly indicate that those who were exposed to a peaceful environment throughout their study sessions demonstrated superior performance.

Keywords: Learning Types, Listening Skills, Multiple Intelligences, Studying with Music

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