Fluency in a foreign language (FL) increases when curriculum concentrates on the most common and frequent vocabulary. The following research hypothesizes that songs in the FL can replace curriculum textbooks when combined with storytelling since they contain the most common vocabulary and grammatical structures required for FL communication. This research outlines studies documenting the use of songs in the FL classroom, and includes a 10-week curriculum demonstrating that songs have the potential to change FL curriculum when they are employed consistently and in partnership with storytelling.
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Hanson, M. J. (2017). Malts: Mucho Acquisition of Language by Teaching With Songs [Masterʼs thesis, Bethel University]. Spark Repository. https://spark.bethel.edu/etd/266