Correlation between musical aptitude and learning foreign languages: An epidemiological study in secondary school Italian students

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivista

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess if a correlation exists between language learning skills and musical aptitude through the analysis of scholarly outcomes concerning the study of foreign languages and music. We enrolled 502 students from a secondary Italian school (1014 years old), attending both traditional courses (2 hours/week of music classes scheduled) and special courses (six hours). For statistical analysis, we considered grades in English, French and Music. Our results showed a significant correlation between grades in the two foreign languages and in music, both in the traditional courses and in special courses, and better results in French than for special courses. These results are discussed and interpreted through the literature about neuroanatomical and physiological mechanisms of foreign language learning and music perception.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)51-55
Numero di pagine5
RivistaActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Volume38
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Aptitude
  • Child
  • Correlation of Data
  • English
  • Epidemiologic Studies
  • Foreign aptitude
  • French
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Language
  • Learning
  • Music
  • Musical aptitude
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Students

Fingerprint

Entra nei temi di ricerca di 'Correlation between musical aptitude and learning foreign languages: An epidemiological study in secondary school Italian students'. Insieme formano una fingerprint unica.

Cita questo