ENGLISH FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS ON UTILIZING SONGS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH LISTENING SKILLS TO YOUNG LEARNERS A CASE STUDY IN TRA VINH PROVINCE, VIETNAM

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Ngoc Dieu Lam Thi
Khang Duy Nguyen

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Within English teaching and learning facilities in most schools and English language centers in Vietnam, using songs is considered to be one of the most effective techniques for improving young learners’ communicative
competencies in English. Although many studies have discussed the technique, few studies have mentioned teachers’ perceptions regarding the employment of songs in teaching listening to young learners in the context of Vietnam. To investigate teachers’ perceptions of using songs in teaching listening to young learners, this study was conducted with a mixed-method approach using questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with 55 teachers from an English language center in Tra Vinh Province. The results indicated positive perceptions from teachers about utilizing songs in teaching listening to young learners. The teachers tended to enjoy integreating songs in their teaching listening activities. From the findings, the paper concludes by suggesting more research within the state school context specifically targeting teaching listening skills for other
grades using songs.

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Lam Thi, N. D. and Nguyen, K. (2022) “ENGLISH FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS ON UTILIZING SONGS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH LISTENING SKILLS TO YOUNG LEARNERS A CASE STUDY IN TRA VINH PROVINCE, VIETNAM”, TRA VINH UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE; ISSN: 2815-6072; E-ISSN: 2815-6099, 1(47), pp. 39-46. doi: 10.35382/tvujs.1.47.2022.922.
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