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ERIC Number: ED162526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Culture as a Second Language: Private Culture and Kinesics.
Heaton, James
Culture-specific non-verbal communication is regarded here as an essential "language" that has been neglected in modern language teaching pedagogy, though the substance of culture is often referred to in the curriculum. A distinction is drawn between the public aspects of culture commonly experienced by the second language learner and the private aspects, which are largely unobservable for visiting foreign students. These private aspects, such as the kinesics (body motion) and proxemics (social and personal space) of family relationships, roles, and territoriality, are seen as a primary set of learning goals. Video documentary techniques are described for making illustrative material about private culture available in the classroom. (Author/NCR)
English Department (ESL), University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Pages 14 and 15 marginally legible due to broken and light type