Understanding Humor for ESL learners
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Understanding Humor for ESL learners

How to joke and use humor to improve your relationships.
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Created by Annabelle Baumann
Published 1/2020
English
Current price: $13.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will learn how to use American style humor to engage and disarm in social situations.
  • Getting people to relax before a stressful meeting, or breaking the ice with new acquaintances.
  • How to confront racial or inappropriate jokes
Requirements
  • Intermediate English is required.
  • A curiosity about American humor.
Description

This humor course is for non-native English speakers who understand most English situations but still have trouble translating humor. In this course, you will receive the tools for creating humor as well as identifying your humor style and the humor style of others.  By the end of this course, you'll be able to write a joke (that is not to say it will be a good joke) that will help you show others that your English is on a whole new level.  You will be given the tools for creating funny stories and you will be shown how to recognize different humor styles as well as different types of humor devices like irony and puns.

Who this course is for:
  • You will enjoy this course if you are a student of English and you would like to communicate on a higher level with your colleagues or socially.
  • You will enjoy this course if you want to start doing English Stand-up Comedy.
Course content
Expand all 8 lectures 01:16:29
+ Section 2
1 lecture 13:55

Which pictures do you think would translate as universal humor?

Preview 13:55
+ Section 3
1 lecture 11:05

Which pictures do you think would translate as universal humor.

Universal vs Cultural Humor
1 question

This is a test to give you a sense of different types of humor and what your style of humor could possibly be.  No style is bad. Remember you can joke about anything, just not with anybody! Some may enjoy your style regardless of how negative or juvenile it is.

Humor Styles
11:05
+ Section 4
1 lecture 22:56

"What kind of joke is it?" looks at the different kinds of jokes that were introduced in this section and asks you to try to tell the difference between different jokes.

"The joke Machine" gives you the chance to try your hand at how a joke works with a joke reversal.

"Playing with Words" lets you work with the language of puns, exaggeration, understatement, and hypotheticals.

Getting Serious About Being Funny
22:56
+ Lecture 5
1 lecture 03:57

"Telling a Funny Story" will help you to build a story using your own words that are those provided in the exercise. Try to create your own story.

Telling A Funny Story
03:57
+ Section 6
1 lecture 12:30
Creating Dark Laughter
12:30
+ Section 7
1 lecture 01:54
Closing Credits and more information.
01:54