ERIC Number: ED280275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Nonverbal Communication and the Foreign Language Teacher.
Weatherford, H. Jarold
A discussion of the role of nonverbal communication in foreign language learning focuses on culturally-conditioned aspects of nonverbal behavior. Various means of nonverbal communication, including posture, gestures, facial expression, occulesics, proxemics, haptics, chronemics, and syncing are examined, and some of the cultural differences found in these modes are explored. Suggestions for introducing foreign language students to the subject of nonverbal communication are presented in order to make students more aware of aspects of their own culture and to help them appreciate and understand other cultures. Ideas for sensitizing students to the specific nonverbal aspects of communication in the target culture are also discussed. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (Athens, GA, September 1986).