Using Humor in Language Teaching Presenter: Mohamed LAIMOUNA [email protected] Workshop Objective To highlight the importance of using humor through a variety of fun activities that can be implemented in our Moroccan classrooms. Workshop Activities Translating a Joke
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Using Humor in Language Teaching
Presenter: Mohamed LAIMOUNA
To highlight the importance of using humor through a
variety of fun activities that can be implemented in our Moroccan classrooms.
Students can be given some mother language jokes to translate into the target language
Differenttypes of jokes
- The bill for mother’s day.
- No, I am just drowning worms.
After Watching a humorous short clip, students can be assigned a variety of language tasks including reading comprehension and writing.
The teacher can ask the students to put a scrambled funny passage in the right order, and then assign some related tasks to develop various skills.
Each student can be given a part of a joke on a slip of paper with a symbol on it, and then be asked to move around and match according to the symbol they have. Once done, they will try to unscramble the jokes and share them with the whole class.
Line up game and acting out jokes can be appropriate back up activities.