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    B/D: Using Humour in the Classroom (Online)

    Datum: 07.11.2022, 09:00 - 08.11.2022, 12:00 Uhr
    Kategorie: B1, D1
    Ort: Online


    • Greater understanding of the uses and benefits of using humour in class
    • Ability to adapt humour to specific audiences
    • Awareness of a range of techniques to bring fun and humour to the classroom
    • Knowledge of what to do if "it all goes wrong"
    • Increased confidence in putting the theory of fun and humour into practice

    This course, held by Dr Darren Paul Foster, aims to help lecturers to use humour in the classroom successfully. We will discuss how humour can be used as a tool to boost content retention and to heighten our rapport with students.

    Although we will discuss some theory related to humour, the main design of the course is to be as practical as possible. It will provide participants with a range of techniques designed to bring fun and humour to the classroom, and participants will practise a number of techniques themselves through controlled exercises. As well as considering good practice, the course will also point out types of humour to avoid, including forms of humour that may be culturally inappropriate or offensive.

    By the end of the course, participants will feel more confident in integrating humour into their classroom activities in order to create a memorable learning environment.


    The seminar will take place via Zoom.

    You will receive the link for the meeting room along with further information about one week in advance.

    Organisational details:

    The seminar "Using Humour in the Classroom" will take place on

    • Monday, 7 Nov 2022, 9 am - 12 pm
    • Tuesday, 8 Nov 2022, 9 am - 12 pm

    The course language is English and native and non-native speakers are equally welcome.

    Participants will receive 8 work unit credits (AE) in the areas B and D (Basic Level; 4 credits for each area). You will receive 6 work unit credits for participating in the online phase of the seminar and 2 work unit credits for the completion of asynchronous exercises.

    The participation fee is 35 euro. You will receive payment details seven days in advance.

    Please use our application form to sign in for this class.

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