Teaching vocabulary to third grade students through videotaped children’s songs

Nurul Azizi


The purpose of this research was to find out if there would be any significant difference in the vocabulary of third grade students taught English vocabulary through videotaped children’s songs and other third grade students who were taught vocabulary in the standard way at MIN Lambaro in Aceh Besar. The method used in this research was experimental research with research instruments to get the data, via: a pre-test, experimental teaching and a post-test. The tests were used as the instruments in order to see if there was any difference in the results from the experimental group compared to the control group sample. The sample for this research was 30 students from the academic year 2014-2015.  The research finding showed that there was a significant difference in the results from the tests given to the students who were taught English vocabulary through videotaped children songs and those who were not. This was proved by the results from the Z-test (0, 24) and the level of Z-table which was (1,224). Thus it could be concluded that the use of videotaped children’s songs could motivate students to memorize vocabulary better than the traditional way of teaching vocabulary to young students. From this result it is suggested that English teachers should use more suitable techniques in the process of teaching-learning in order to improve the students’ vocabulary, such as the use of videotaped children’s songs, so that the students can find learning more enjoyable and be more active in learning and thus find it easier to memorize new vocabulary.


Videotaped Children’s Songs; Memorize Vocabulary

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