Learning English through music and songs is Fun
Learning English through music and songs can be very enjoyable. You can
mix pleasure with learning when you listen to a song and exploit the
song as a means to your English progress. Some underlying reason can be
drawn to support the idea why we use songs in language learning.
Firstly, “the song stuck in my head” Phenomenon (the echoing in our
minds of the last song we heard after leaving a restaurant, shopping
malls, etc) can be both enjoyable and sometimes unnerving. This
phenomenon also seems to reinforce the idea that songs work on our
short-and-long term memory.
Secondly, songs in general also use simple conversational language, with
a lot of repetition, which is just what many learners look for sample
text. The fact that they are effective makes them many times more
motivating than other text. Although usually simple, some songs can be
quite complex syntactically, lexically and poetically, and can be
analyzed in the same way as any other literary sample.
Furthermore, song can be appropriated by listener for their own purpose.
Most pop songs and probably many other types don’t have precise people,
place or time reference.
In addition, songs are relaxing. They provide variety and fun, and
encourage harmony within oneself and within one group. Little wonder
they are important tools in sustaining culture, religion, patriotism and
yeas, even revolution.
Last but not least, there are many learning activities we can do with
songs such as studying grammar, practicing selective listening
comprehension, translating songs, learning vocabulary, spelling and
From the elaboration above, it can be concluded that learning through
music and songs, learning English can be enjoyable and fun.