Enriching Students’ Vocabulary Using English Pop Songs

  • Roimma Limbong Singa School, Jakarta


This study aimed at enriching kindergarten students’ English vocabulary was conducted in Singa School, Jakarta. The 21 students of the K-2 grade who participated in a two-cycled action research were taught vocabularies by using pop-songs. The quantitative data, collected using tests, and the qualitative data, collected using observation and document study techniques indicated that the use of pop-songs enriched the participants’ vocabulary, as shown by the increase of the mean scores of the tests conducted, i.e. 33.57 (in the pre-test) to 50 ( post-test of cycle I) to and 80 (post-test of cycle II), and the use of stories in each cycle significantly enriched the students’ vocabulary mastery. The t-tests in the two cycles resulted tcount (7.087)>ttable (1.725) and tcount (9.216) >ttable (1.725, respectively. Based on the findings, it could be concluded that the use of pop-songs was effective to enrich kindergarten students’ vocabulary.

Oct 1, 2012
How to Cite
LIMBONG, Roimma. Enriching Students’ Vocabulary Using English Pop Songs. JET (Journal of English Teaching), [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, p. 223-237, oct. 2012. ISSN 2087-9628. Available at: <http://ejournal.uki.ac.id/index.php/jet/article/view/58>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2017.