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The Wondrous Effect of Humor

Humor is basically an attitude that is communicative


We have seen the benefits of humor in teaching English, but how do we go about using it in our lessons? How are we going to make the students laugh?

A common misconception is that humor must result in laughter. Although a sense of humor in teaching involves much more than just telling jokes, one need not be a comedian in order to utilize humor in the classroom and humor itself may or may not be expressed by laughter.

The trick here is to understand that humor is basically an attitude that is communicative (Chiasson 2002); therefore, humor in the classroom shouldn't be random, it should instead be used with a clear objective and adequate preparation in order to effectively help bring life to a lesson.

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