Optimizing Language Learners' Nonverbal Behavior: From Tenet to Technique
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.
Nonverbal communication -- Psychological aspects; Gesture -- Psychological aspects; Human behavior -- Psychological aspects;
Bristol ; Blue Ridge Summit, PA
Department of Languages and Literatures
English Language and Literature
xxi, 374 pages ; 24 cm
Gregersen, Tammy S. and MacIntyre, Peter D., "Optimizing Language Learners' Nonverbal Behavior: From Tenet to Technique" (2017). Faculty Book Gallery. 401.