Date of Graduation

Spring 5-22-2022

Document Access

Restricted Project/Capstone - USF access only

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


School of Education


International and Multicultural Education (IME)

First Advisor

Luz Navarrette García

Second Advisor

Dr. Sedique Popal

Third Advisor

Jessie Blundell


Engaging students in language learning can be difficult, and also very challenging if the learning environment is not conducive to language acquisition. Research shows that the use of music and humor in the classroom support language acquisition and work to lower students’ affective filter. Many teachers are interested in learning how to implement tools like music and humor, and in finding new techniques and approaches to best support language learners in the classroom. Research also demonstrates that there is a lack of curricula and other resources that might allow teachers to address language acquisition through music and humor. Due to the gap in materials and resources, tools like music and humor are often underutilized. This field project addresses this gap through a web page that incorporates music and humor as part of the teaching and learning process in K-2 classrooms. The website developed for this field project includes a brief literature review on the use of music and humor in the classroom, a set of instructional videos for implementing music and humor in K-2 classrooms, and other resources such as blogs, websites, tools, YouTube channels, and Instagram accounts. The website may contribute to the appropriate use of music and humor in the K-2 classroom by providing strategies that are easily accessible to classroom teachers.

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