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The aim of this study was to measure the perspectives of early childhood teachers on the effectiveness of teaching vocabulary through music. The samples of the study were 30 early childhood teachers in Sarawak. Quantitative approach was used and the design of the study was an online survey. An instrument was developed which focuses on the investigating early childhood teachers’ perspectives on the effectiveness of teaching vocabulary through music. The findings highlighted that the teachers emphasised the teaching of vocabulary in English language learning should be fun and engaging for the young English language learners. The implication of the study suggests that teachers must be professionally-trained to use nursery rhymes and songs in teaching vocabulary in early childhood classroom.
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