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Friday, October 20 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Humor & Props: Laugh Your Way to Better Engagement & Acquisition

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Focusing on real objects reduces anxiety, taking focus off students. Laughter releases dopamine, which boosts memory. Task-based learning creates genuine need to speak in ways discussion questions cannot. Watch, participate, and laugh at demonstrations. Leave with lists of absurd role-plays and ways to gather & use authentic props, funny videos & images.

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Christine So, American Language Program at CSU East Bay

instructor English as a Second Language, Chabot College & American Language Program, CSU East Bay
Though I currently teach college-age students, I have 20 years of experience teaching English as a foreign language to ages 8-80 in the U.S., at community colleges, in intensive English programs and abroad. I've also taught Spanish to Americans from ages 6- 65 and have studied... Read More →

Friday October 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
CC 203