Teaching English Rhythm by Using Songs

Luu Trong Tuan, Pham Thi Viet An

Abstract


Songs become the most valuable educational tool that aids the language acquisition as well as the whole learner’s physical and mental development. In this paper, attention is given to rhythm of English under the subtopics: definitions of rhythm and its related theory to metrical phonology. Rhythm teaching is dealt with perspectives on its importance in communication, significance as well as its obstacles. In the same way, theories and research supports for the use of songs in the classroom are also reviewed.Keywords:  rhythm; stress; metrical theory; song

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.sll.1923156320100102.003

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