Teacher’s Appropriate Humor and Its Impacts on English Classroom Environment at English Course

Tunnisa, Dzakia (2018) Teacher’s Appropriate Humor and Its Impacts on English Classroom Environment at English Course. S1 thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI MAKASSAR.

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This research investigates teacher’s humor as a communication strategy in terms of interaction between the teacher and the students in teaching and learning process at Makassar English Course. The aims of the study are (1) to find out the types of humor that are appropriate in English course and (2) to find out the impacts of teacher’s humor at English course. This research consisted of one teacher that was observed and eight students that were interviewed as the subject of the research. Five meetings of classroom interactions were observed and an video-recorder was used by the researcher. The recordings were transcribed and analyzed by making use of related the types of humor are used by the teacher and the impacts of teacher’s humor gained from students’ perspective at Makassar English course. Findings show that there are some types of humors that are appropriate to be used by the teacher namely related humor, unrelated humor, self-disparaging, and unplanned humor. Furthermore, the finding also showed that the teacher who used humor makes the students easy to getting the knowledge, reduced tension, made students more comfortable in teaching learning process, created good interactions, created more enthusiastic teaching learning process, encouraged students’ attendance, and reduced the number of students who felt sleepy in the class. Keywords: EFL teacher, appropriate humor, impact of humors, English course

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 01:47
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 01:47
URI: http://eprints.unm.ac.id/id/eprint/11008

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