Using Comedy to Teach English as a Second Language

My dad raised me on comedy. He had recordings of all the Yiddish comedians. I heard these recordings so often that as my dad got older, I would just say a few words of the joke and then he told it to much laughter.

My Latin teacher, John Mahoney always used humor in class. He’s my role model. The best book I read about teaching was Teacher Man by Frank McCourt.

I was quite enthused today when one of my students used some stand up comedy videos to get students to talk in our conversation class. Laughing about accents and customs served as the theme.

Laughing is a great way to break stereotypes and to bring people together. Here are the links to some of the videos we watched.

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About acohen843

I am a writer and ESL teacher who enjoys the challenge of starting businesses. Currently, I am a JuicePlus distributor (www.acohentakesjuiceplus.com) who is using this business opportunity as the foundation of a social entrepreneurship project.
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