If you don’t know who The Beatles were (shame on you :)), The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the rock music era. The group's best-known line-up consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
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The study that Kaplan carried out shows that 40% of surveyed ESL teachers play songs by The Beatles to help their students learn English and 86% of ESL teachers play music during class to enhance lessons.
Other survey results include:
- 81% of ESL teachers have used English-speaking celebrities to engage students: Barack Obama being the most popular celebrity.
- 76% have used Movies in class: The Harry Potter series being the most popular.
- 75% have used Newspapers in class: The New York Times being the most popular.
- 60% have used TV shows in class: Mr Bean being the most popular.
- 34% have used the Radio in class: The BBC World Service being the most popular.
- 33% have used Comics in class: Spider-Man being the most popular.
- 24% have used Computer Games in class: The Sims being the most popular.
You can find out more information about how to learn English through Music on the articles How to learn English from scratch using Music, 3 Great iPhone Apps to learn English through Music and Who’s your favourite singer to learn English through Music.
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