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SWCOLT 2022 has ended
This is the official program for SWCOLT/PLAN 2022.
Join us Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2022 at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino (GSR) in Reno, Nevada.
Pre-conference workshops are scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2022.
Register for the conference and reserve a hotel room at this link: Information & Registration.

Grand Sierra Resort - COMPLIMENTARY WI-FI INSTRUCTIONS
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Select GSR-WIFI (up to 20 megs)
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NOTE: After 45 minutes, you will have to sign back onto the GSR-WIFI. 
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Saturday, March 26 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Humor in the Foreign Language Classroom is Serious Business

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Traditionally education has been perceived as a most serious and disciplined undertaking. Schools have become so obsessed with standardized test scores, discipline, objectives, competence, and proficiency that they have turned into rather grim places. Humor in the foreign language classroom can be used stimulate learning, motivate students, and ease tensions. The presence of laughter in the classroom demonstrates that students are paying attention. When used wisely, humor in the world language classroom facilitates attention and motivation, improves student-teacher rapport, and makes learning more enjoyable. This presentation will demonstrate that to use humor in the world language classroom, one does not need to be a natural joke-teller or clown. Creating a humor-filled environment, jokes, lesson plans, personal stories, games, tests, and benefits of humor will all be addressed. Happy, interested students are more prone to higher achievement and fewer behavior problems. Taken seriously, humor benefits students and teachers alike.

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Nevada 1
  60-minute session