Enhancing Permanence for Vocabulary Learning on 2nd Grade Students in Turkey Through Music

Tavsanli O. F. , KALDIRIM A., GEDİKLİ T. E.

GIST-EDUCATION AND LEARNING RESEARCH JOURNAL, no.22, pp.51-73, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.26817/16925777.843
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, EBSCO Education Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-73
  • Keywords: Music, vocabulary teaching, learning the meaning of the word, permanence, elementary grades, mother tongue, READING-SKILLS, LANGUAGE


Music plays an important role in students' language development. Because the process of acquiring and developing language skills of the individual and learning to make music work have many similarities. In this quasi-experimental study, teaching the word in L1 with music with the normal intelligence and development level of 2nd-grade students on the learning of the meaning of the word and ensuring the permanence of the word has been examined. A quasi-experimental design with the experiment and control group was used in the study. In the study words, whose meanings are unlikely to be known by the students, in contexts, and success tests prepared to measure these words' meanings were used as data collection tools. The research was carried out with 43 second-grade students, and the data were analyzed with an ANOVA test. According to the study results, it is concluded that the teaching of vocabulary with music, both the meaning of the word and providing the persistence of learning, was found to be useful. Besides, when the permanence of the words whose meaning is learned is examined, it was revealed that teaching vocabulary with music also supports permanent learning.