Manusya, Journal of Humanities

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Karaoke is music video with text lyrics on screen. Thus karaoke provides audio, visual, and also textual information at the same time. As a language-teaching material, karaoke can therefore be viewed as a short authentic text, with the sung vocals functioning as an audio reading model accompanied by a corresponding visual context. I will discuss the design and implementation of "Learning to Read Thai from Songs", a web-based, interactive, multimedia, instructional-materials project which makes use of the aforementioned desirable features of "karaoke" to create instructional materials for enhancing the instruction of the Thai writing system and students' Thai script recognition practice by using Thai songs.

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