Title

The Use of Music With Adults To Improve Memory Recall When Learning Hebrew

Poster Number

4

Lead Author Affiliation

Music Therapy

Introduction

Music has the ability to engage and motivate learning. Music, as a supplement approach to learning will reinforce strategies aiming to learning a new language.

Purpose

This study examines the effectiveness of folk Israeli melodies as a mnemonic device for non-Hebrew speakers to recall common Hebrew expressions.

Method

Participants included 10 culturally diverse, healthy adults ages 18.0 to 52.0 years. They were randomly assigned to either control (n = 5) or experimental (n = 5) group. The procedure is consisted of a pre-test followed by singing ten Hebrew expressions and a posttest. Control group was assigned to the same procedure as the experimental group but without the use of music.

Results

Results from t- tests indicated that the experimental group improved significantly from pre- to post- test on all ten Hebrew expressions (p <.05).

Significance

The statistical analysis of the present study indicates that the use of music as a mnemonic device can enhance memory.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Stockton campus, University of the Pacific

Format

Poster Presentation

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The Use of Music With Adults To Improve Memory Recall When Learning Hebrew

DeRosa University Center, Stockton campus, University of the Pacific

Music has the ability to engage and motivate learning. Music, as a supplement approach to learning will reinforce strategies aiming to learning a new language.