Incorporating Song Lyrics in Improving Students’ Vocabulary of Verbs

Muhammad Ikbal Fauzi(1), Ahmad Talib(2*), Ryan Rayhana Sofyan(3),

(1) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(2) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(3) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(*) Corresponding Author


This study aims to find out whether or not the incorporation of song lyrics is effective in improving students’ vocabulary of verbs in the Eleventh Grade at SMA Negeri 5 Bulukumba. This study employed a nonequivalent group design and a quasi-experimental methodology. Two classes were utilized as the sample by the researchers; the experimental group and the control group. The results of the experiments indicated that students could acquire more words by being taught vocabulary through song lyrics. It can be done by comparing the students' test results before and after instruction. According to data analysis, there was a significant difference in students' vocabulary knowledge in the experimental class, which used English song lyrics, and the control class did not use song lyrics. This is proven by seeing the mean score of posttests for the control class was 68.91 categorized as fair. For the experimental class, the mean score on the pretests was 60.47, which was considered low, while the mean score on the posttests was 80.31, which was considered high. It may be said that there is a considerable difference between the experimental class and the control class in how much song lyrics are used to increase the students' vocabulary mastery in SMA Negeri 5 Bulukumba.


Improvement; Song lyrics; Students’ Vocabulary; Verbs

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