LOAN TRAN (THAI BINH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY)
NGA LY (Vung Cao Viet Bac High School)

THE EFFECTS OF SONGS ON MEDICAL VOCABULARY OF STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITIES OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY, VIETNAM : LANGUAGE LEARNING

The paper aimed at examining the usefulness of applying some songs in enhancing the medical vocabulary for students at universities of medicine and pharmacy in Vietnamese context. Participants of the study were 34 first year students at Thaibinh University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam. The experimental group participated in some lessons in which songs were applied to teach medical vocabulary while the control group were taught the same lessons using regular process. English vocabulary pre-test and post-test, questionnaire and interview were utilized as the data collection instruments. Findings showed that the songs did facilitate students with their medical terminology ability and interest in learning medical vocabulary. Implications of pedagogy in using songs to enhance the medical vocabulary acquisition for the students in the field of medicine and pharmacy in Vietnamese context are also suggested.

I have been working as a lecturer of English for 19 years in the Foreign Language Department at Thaibinh University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Sonla College. I received my Master degree in 2009 from Darlana University, Sweden and my PhD degree in 2018 from Cagayan State University, the Philippines. I published articles in English language teaching

My name is Ly Thi Thu NGA. I work as a Teacher of English at Vung Cao Viet Bac High School. I graduated BA in English from Ha Noi Foreign Language University in 1998. I received a MA in English Laguna State Polytechnic University in 2009, a Doctor of Philosophy in Education_Major in English Language Education, Cagayan State University in 2018. I have 23 years' experience in teaching English to minorities students at High School.