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The Attitudes of english language teachers and learners towards humour in language classrooms
- This research aims to investigate the attitudes of English language teachers and learners towards humour in language classrooms. Two sets of questionnaires are applied to explore the attitudes of English language teachers and learners towards humour in language classrooms. Loomax and Moosavi (1998) point out that anecdotal evidence suggests that humour is an extremely effective tool in education. They also suggest that using humour in the classroom reduces tension, improves classroom climate, increases enjoyment, increases student-teacher rapport and even facilitates learning. The attitudes of English language teachers and learners show that the teachers prefer humour than the learners. Therefore English language teachers assume that using humour is effective while English language learners assume that using humour is slightly effective. The findings show that using humour can increase the studentsteachers rapport and the classroom climate.
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