The Effect of Songs and Movies on High School Students’ Language Achievement

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 English Language Department, Khorasgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

2 Khorasgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of song and movie on the language achievement of high school students. To conduct the study, 60 high school male and female students were randomly divided into an experimental group and a control group in a learning English at Saee English Language Institute in Dehdasht. The data were collected through two instruments: a pre/post achievement test, and a questionnaire, which were both designed by the researcher. The data obtained from the administration of the test and the questionnaire were analyzed using independent samples t-tests and paired samples t-tests and the findings were compared to examine the effect of songs and movies on student's learning . The result of this study showed that the implementation of song and movie used in the study had a significant effect on student's language achievement in their listening, reading, vocabulary and grammar.

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