Optimizing Language Learners' Nonverbal Behavior: From Tenet to Technique

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Optimizing Language Learners' Nonverbal Behavior: From Tenet to Technique

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This book highlights the pivotal role that nonverbal behavior plays in target language communication, affect and cognition. It integrates research tenets and video demonstrations of nonverbal behavior with structured activities that will guide teachers and learners of any language to capitalize on the nonverbal means at their disposal. It does not shy away from the challenges that nonverbal communication poses in target language communication, including issues of personal and cultural identity that emerge with languages around the world. With its easy-to-use format, solid research support, and fully integrated activities and videos, this book is an essential resource for anyone interested in working with the nonverbal dimensions of communication. The text will be especially valuable for language educators, pre- and in-service teachers who are looking for classroom resources and ideas, who want to create positive classroom environments and want to improve learner interaction and communication while increasing language proficiency. This book is a valuable resource for anyone who interacts with other people in more than one language.

Keywords

Nonverbal communication -- Psychological aspects; Gesture -- Psychological aspects; Human behavior -- Psychological aspects;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9781783097357

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Multilingual Matters

City

Bristol ; Blue Ridge Summit, PA

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Object Description

xxi, 374 pages ; 24 cm

Language

EN

Optimizing Language Learners' Nonverbal Behavior: From Tenet to Technique

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