The Use of Spotify to Increase English Listening Skills

Bona, Claudius (2017) The Use of Spotify to Increase English Listening Skills. In: The Tenth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 10) and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology (ELT-Tech 2), 22-23 November 2017, Bandung. (In Press)

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Abstract

The rise of smartphone make people can bring their music everywhere and it could contains a lot of songs. The new ways to listen music emerge when fremium music-streaming based application like Spotify emerge. Spotify established in 2008 is one of the best in fremium music-streaming industries. It is one of the multimedia applications that also can be used to teach listening. This study wants to find whether the use of Spotify could develop students’ English listening skill. This study involves semester 1 students of Business English study program of Politeknik Ubaya as target population, since they join listening class. The writer distributes the questionnaire to the students to study the impact of Spotify on their English listening skill. The findings reveal that the use of Spotify in English listening class is effective to develop students’ listening skill. This study also finds that using Spotify regularly can help students in their English listening course as well as other English courses. It can be concluded that Spotify is very beneficial to increase students’ English listening skills. Further studies could be implemented in order to find other multimedia applications that can be used to foster students’ listening skills development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spotify, Songs, English Listening Skill, Business English, Politeknik Ubaya
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Polytechnic > Diploma in Foreign Business Language
Depositing User: Claudius Bona
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2018 09:00
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2018 02:50
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/31910

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