First Advisor

Marjorie Terdal

Date of Publication

1987

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Department

English

Language

English

Subjects

English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers, Wit and humor in education

DOI

10.15760/etd.5539

Physical Description

1 online resource (77 p.)

Abstract

Teachers of English to speakers of other languages have often incorporated humor in the curriculum, yet a recent computer search revealed that there were no empirical studies which have shown that curricular humor enhances English language learning. The three specific questions of the thesis are: does the use of curricular humor 1) improve memory/recall, 2) improve over-all English proficiency, and 3) result in the subjects' having more positive attitudes towards Americans, and if so, does a more positive attitude correlate with improved memory/proficiency?

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