Employing Music and Songs in EFL Classrooms

Abstract

The effectiveness of using music and songs to promote language learning has long been acknowledged. However, they are still underutilized in EFL classrooms due to the overemphasis of EFL learning objective on meeting the students’ particular, practical, and occupational needs, teachers’ uncertainty about the power of music and songs to boost EFL learning, and teachers’ lack of practical ideas to use them. This article reviews and synthesizes current ideas and studies concerning the what, why and how of using music and songs to facilitate language learning in EFL classroom.

Keywords: music, songs, EFL learning and teaching

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