Group Members Mohammed Roqya Badr Nariman Shady Asmaa
Purpose of Today’s presentation• Identify the concept of humor• Identify the benefits of using humor• Identify humor implications in language learning/teaching and how to motivate learners through using humor.• Developing ideas concerning the application of humor and its various techniques.• Identify guidelines for using humor .
Humor has been defined as “the mental faculty of discovering, expressing or appreciatingsomething that is comical, amusing, or absurdly out of place”. Humor has also been described as a “sense,” as in the term, “sense of humor.”
Facilitates Positive Communication Well BeingMaximizes Enhances Memory Creativity Supports Reduces Change Stress
we can wrap up and say that :* Humor can relieve stress andpromote healing.* Humor counteracts depression.* Humor raises self-esteem.* Humor elevates mood.* Humor improves relationships.* Humor Increase retention of thematerials .
We have seen the benefits ofhumor in teaching , but how do we go about using it in our lessons .
Humor in the language classroom can be classified into major categories:Textual examples :Stories , jokes , riddles .Pictorial examplesCartoons and comicsAction examplesVideosVerbal examplesSimiles and word games
Wait before we start , put this in mind Content Process Context
Back again , to the last part of today’s presentation.
Myths about HumorThere is no doubt that we have been asked toaccomplish more and more in our jobs. the stressthat this creates has led to several belief systemsthat permeate our culture. “If we have fun, work will not get done!”“If I am silly, I will not be seen as aprofessional.”“If we are laughing, they will not be learning.”“I don’t have time for humor.”
Humor phobia* Fear of not having time forhumor* Fear of being perceived as sillyand not as a professional* Fear of losing “control”
Did you made your own decision?would you like to use humor ? Yes or No
For those who said “ yes” , these are someguidelines for using humor .Using humor, like teaching , has to be wellprepared.Dont try too hard. Let humor arisenaturally, encourage it.Do what fits your personality.Be careful not to over use it, it could looseits value and effect. “I hate being laughed at!”