Humor in the English Classroom

Sujatha, B.; Kannan, R.; Tyagi, Sarika
April 2012
Language in India;Apr2012, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p468
Academic Journal
The article considers the merits of using humour in the English classroom. It cites tiredness, boredom and anxiety as affective factors that can impact second language learning. It notes that the use of humour can help improve relationships between the teacher and students. It cites some methods which can help English teachers create a positive classroom environment. It also notes that reading funny jokes can help English students learn basic vocabulary and sentence structures.


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