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Dear colleagues,

You are kindly asked to answer the following questions in order to contribute to the study of songs’ usage in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL). The results will be used only in the generalized way.

1. How would you evaluate the productivity of using songs in EFL teaching? Please rate in the scale from 1 to 4, where 1 is low productivity and 4 is high productivity.

2. Do you use songs in teaching EFL? (Yes/No)

3. What is the reason of your not using songs in teaching EFL?

a. It is time-consuming

b. It is not effective

c. It is not appropriate for my students (their interests, age, etc)

d. Your variant, please specify

e. I use songs in teaching

4. What methodological advantages do you think using a song in teaching foreign languages has? (e.g. songs help students to relax) (a detailed answer is welcome)

Thank you for your answers!
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Hi,

1. How would you evaluate the productivity of using songs in EFL teaching? Please rate in the scale from 1 to 4, where 1 is low productivity and 4 is high productivity.

4

2. Do you use songs in teaching EFL? (Yes/No)yes

3. What is the reason of your not using songs in teaching EFL?

a. It is time-consuming

b. It is not effective

c. It is not appropriate for my students (their interests, age, etc)

d. Your variant, please specify

e. I use songs in teaching

4. What methodological advantages do you think using a song in teaching foreign languages has? (e.g. songs help students to relax) (a detailed answer is welcome)

It's good for their listening abilities.

It engages their interest. It's fun.

Clive
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1. How would you evaluate the productivity of using songs in EFL teaching? Please rate in the scale from 1 to 4, where 1 is low productivity and 4 is high productivity.

4

2. Do you use songs in teaching EFL? Yes

3. What is the reason of your not using songs in teaching EFL?

a. It is time-consuming

b. It is not effective

c. It is not appropriate for my students (their interests, age, etc)

d. Your variant, please specify

e. I use songs in teaching and I teach adults!

4. What methodological advantages do you think using a song in teaching foreign languages has? (e.g. songs help students to relax) (a detailed answer is welcome)

I firstly feel that songs are a non-threatening way to get the entire class involved in something fun. They are a great warmer, because if you have punctuality problems, students can come trickling in while you are playing the song. I try to play music I think my students will know and they always light up when they recognize a song. Lastly, anything that students find interesting and engaging is a valuable learning tool. Songs can work across a variety of learning styles and that is the primary reason I think they are valuable in the classroom.