Monday, July 9, 2012

Music is good for language learning... and for indoctrination

"If a newsreader tells you something five or six times you get bored. If you like the song you don't get quite so bored."

—Professor Keith Howard of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, speaking about the use of music in Kim Jong-un's cult of personality in North Korea

Apparently one of the same things that makes music useful for language learning—i.e., that you can listen to the same thing a lot without getting bored—also makes it useful for indoctrination.


  1. That was shockingly interesting for such a short blurb, I never would've thought about that but huh, you're right.  That's very sneaky, haha.


  2. I agree it is the good way I often learn new words through music. It helped me during my language course at Kontext school.

  3. Looks like the "great leader" actually has some pointers video production company los angeles execs can use for their own brand marketing campaigns. Who says no to music anyway?