Pupils’ Perceptions on the Use of Action Songs in Teaching and Learning Vocabulary
Vocabulary plays vital part in language learning. A wide range of vocabulary leads to the effective communication process; oral and written. Besides, it builds the learners to become a competent practitioner of the language. With a suitable and effective teaching and learning strategies, it enhances the young learners in vocabulary acquisition. Hence, this action research aimed to investigate the Year 4 pupils’ perception on the use of action songs in enhancing them to acquire the vocabulary. Thus, the findings were based on the collected data from one of the school in Bintulu, Sarawak. The integration of action songs as the intervention enhance the pupils in their vocabulary acquisition which leads to the positive perceptions and feedback from the pupils. With the different focus of the lesson from the teacher- centered to learner-centered, the use of action songs during the English lesson motivate and attract the pupils to learn and love English language.
Vocabulary Acquisition, Action Songs, Perceptions