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Implementing Humour in ESL classroom


Zhao, S and Fan, S and Lu, J, Implementing Humour in ESL classroom, International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World: Conference Proceedings, 16-18 May 2012, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 411-417. ISBN 978-0-646-58268-9 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Humour is considered to be a type of art due to its ability in representing the understanding of human communications. It is not limited in language or words, but also related to the meaning of different culture backgrounds and unwritten messages. This paper focuses on the generic structure of jokes. On the basis of the theories of humour, sense of humour and laughter research, the paper aims to understanding on the inherent characteristics of narrative jokes. As humour is considered to be a great motivating factor, using humour in English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom can bring- considerable opportunity to teach linguistic knowledge, intellectual ability and cultural awareness. Therefore, this paper hopes to provide strategies for incorporating humour into ESL teachers’ pedagogy.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:theories of humour, ESL teaching, linguistic and cultural awareness
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Zhao, S (Mr Songtao Zhao)
UTAS Author:Fan, S (Dr Frances Fan)
UTAS Author:Lu, J (Ms Jinjin Lu)
ID Code:80137
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-10-23
Last Modified:2018-03-16
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