Can we teach humor in EFL classes?
Date: Saturday, May 17th, 2008 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Hodson, University of Nagasaki, Siebold
The presenter for Nagasaki JALT's fourth meeting of 2008, Richard Hodson (University of Nagasaki, Siebold), writes, 'If you have ever tried to tell a joke in a foreign language, or to introduce a funny story in class, you will probably recognize the significant linguistic and cultural challenge that humor represents for learners and teachers.' In this workshop, he will introduce a variety of materials that exploit the huge potential of English humour as a source of authentic language input and output, at levels from the sentence, to the narrative and beyond. Participants will be asked to be creative - and, above all, to have a laugh!
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Nagasaki JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen
Venue: Dejima Koryu Kaikan, 4F (this is the large white building next to Dejima Wharf and Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum; take #5 streetcar to Shiminbyoinmae stop, or take #1 streetcar to Dejima stop.)
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