Okayama JALT:

(1) Exploring cultural differences through humor; (2) Swiss-Army Knife Activities

Date: Saturday, January 18th, 2014 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: (1) John Rucynski, Ayako Namba, and Scott Gardner; (2) Matt Gilhool

Exploring cultural differences through humor
What are the cultural boundaries of humor? This presentation reports on a research project in which students from various cultural backgrounds viewed and discussed a variety of "controversial" comedy clips.

Swiss-Army Knife Activities
An enjoyable activity can take your lessons to the next level. However, creating activities can be a challenge. Matt will demonstrate some ice-breakers and activities that can be easily adapted to different language and levels.

Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Okayama JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: Okayama Fukushi Kaikan, on Shiroshita-Suji, 8th floor;

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan


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