Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(8), pp. 1808 - 1813
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070819
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The Impact of Using Music and Songs on Teaching EFL in China by Non-native English Teachers


Margarita Vishnevskaia , Zhen Zhou *
School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Ningxia University, China

ABSTRACT

Learning English is a process that most Chinese people undergo as a requirement for their primary to tertiary education. This paper investigates the impact of incorporating music as a tool for teaching EFL in China by a non-native English teacher. There are many reasons for using music as a tool for teaching English; however, this paper also illustrates the psychological and educational benefits associated with the use of music in an EFL classroom environment. During the process of teaching English, unforeseen difficulties may occur and an experienced teacher by incorporating music might be able to deal with these difficulties to a certain degree. Emphasis is put on music being used as a means to solve and deal with practical problems that can occur. The research questions are: What are the possible reasons for using music in the classroom? What are the benefits of using music in the classroom? What problems in regards to teaching students English can be solved with the help of music? The main findings of the study are that: The use of music in the classroom can accelerate the relationship of a new teacher with students. Music can help in cases such as disruptive behavior during a lesson, help students memorize new language patterns, facilitate the assimilation of English grammar by students, give students the opportunity to relax after mastering a complex topic without departing from the topic of the lesson and help students learn the usage of new words. This paper puts forward that with the aid of music, we can make the learning English process both more interesting and exciting for students.

KEYWORDS
Studying English, Students, Music, Song, Problem, Musical Solution

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Margarita Vishnevskaia , Zhen Zhou . "The Impact of Using Music and Songs on Teaching EFL in China by Non-native English Teachers." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.8 (2019) 1808 - 1813. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070819.