The Role of English Songs in Saudi Students’ Self-Learning of English


  • Omar Jabak University of Nizwa



English songs, self-learning, English language skills, Saudi students, motivation


The present study aimed to explore the role of English songs in Saudi students’ self-learning of English as a foreign language. The study employed one data collection tool which was an online questionnaire. The questionnaire was completed by 38 Saudi students at the Community College of King Saud University in the second semester of the academic year 2020. The examination and analysis of the data showed that listening to English songs motivated the Saudi students to learn English in a self-study mode, augmented their English vocabulary, improved their speaking skill and developed their spelling or writing skill to a considerable extent. It is, therefore, recommended that more large-scale quantitative or qualitative studies on the role of English songs in Saudi students’ self-learning of English as a foreign language be conducted to confirm the findings of the present study, challenge them or yield new ones.

Author Biography

Omar Jabak, University of Nizwa

Department of Foreign Languages, College of Arts and Sciences


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