”Det är lite spännande att kunna sjunga på ett annat språk”
: Lärares uppfattning om hur sång bistår elevernas språkutveckling och motivation och minskar språkångest

Translated title of the thesis: “It’s a little exciting to be able to sing in another language”: Teachers’ comprehension on how song can aid pupils’ language development and motivation and reduce language anxiety
  • Felicia Anzelius

Student thesis: Professional degree, Advanced level


In this term paper I will find out if teachers use song and their reason for using song. I will also see if the teachers see any positive effects on the pupils language development, motivation, and language anxiety. The material was collected through semi-structured interviews with teachers from grades 1-3. Since song is used both as a pedagogical tool and a method and teachers require different kinds of knowledge when it comes to teaching the TPACK-theory was chosen since it is used to explain teachers knowledge in different areas. In conclusion, song is used by teachers and the reason they use it is based on experience, pupils interests, and research. Song as a pedagogical tool has a positive effect on the pupils language development.
Date of Award2021-Dec
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorMaria Bäcke (Supervisor) & Kristina Juter (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Grundlärarutbildning: förskoleklass och årskurs 1-3

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogical Work (50304)


  • English as a foreign language
  • song
  • music
  • pedagogical tool
  • motivation
  • language anxiety

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