Developing Students’ Ability to Master English Idioms using Songs and Pictures

Dian Candra Prasetyanti(1*), Riana Eka Budiastuti(2), Siti Aimah(3)

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Learning English idioms is difficult not only for native speakers but also for ESL/EFL learners because they do
not mean what they literary mean and the meaning of idioms is difficult to understand except they make use of
their cultural understanding. Learning English idioms is a challenging task for Indonesian students who learn
English as a Foreign Language (EFL).The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of songs and
picturesto teach English Idiomsof University students at University of Muhammadiyah Semarang. To conduct
the study, 15 students from the second semester class of English Education Department were choose. Therefore,
this research presents the effective learning strategies for EFL learners in Indonesia to learn English idioms
effectively. Besides introducing English idioms to the University students using songs and pictures it can be the
way to increasing students’ motivat ion and involvement in learning English idioms.
Keywords: English idioms, songs, pictures.

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