How to Use Cartoons in the EFL Classroom
When we think of cartoons, we may be reminded of naughty children sitting in front of the television before dinner instead of starting on their homework. They may be watching an animated mouse committing unspeakable violence on an animated cat, both of whom completely recover by the next cartoon, or they may be mesmerized by futuristic creatures annihilating each other with yet-to-be invented weapons of destruction. These programs vie for children's attention most mornings and weekday afternoons. They are after-school entertainment, often violent, that generally has no place in the classroom.
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