Improving Students’ Vocabulary Mastery Using Songs

Lariva Mantika



Song is an alternative teaching media that benefits both students’ achievement and students’ attitude toward the learning activity. The research aims to analyze (1) can the use of songs improves the students’ vocabulary mastery and (2) what are the students’ attitudes toward the use of songs to improve their vocabulary mastery. This research uses the classroom action research method which is done in two cycles. Each cycle consisted of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. The qualitative data were collected through interviews, observation, documentation, and diary; whereas the quantitative data were collected by conducting tests. There are two kinds of techniques of analyzing data used in this research: qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Qualitative data analysis consists of data reduction, display, and conclusion. Quantitative data analysis is used to compute the students’ mean scores. The result shows that (1) the use of songs could improve the students’ vocabulary mastery. The improvement of students’ achievement is shown in the vocabulary mastery test which had developed a mean score.  The mean score of the vocabulary mastery test increased from 52.06 in the pre-test, 66.84 in test 1, and 77.61 in the post-test. (2) The students’ attitude toward the use of songs to improve their vocabulary mastery is a) all the students paid attention to the lesson without doing the improper activity; b) all the students get enthusiastically involved in the songs activities.


vocabulary mastery; songs; classroom action research

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