ERIC Number: ED490540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-1
The Relationship between Nonverbal/Verbal Immediacy, Learning, and Caring by the Teacher in the L2 Spanish Classroom
Garrott, Carl L.
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the role of immediate behaviors on L2 Spanish students when presented with videos exhibiting verbal and nonverbal immediacy in permutations. Six sets of subjects (N = 320) viewed the videos and responded on a seven-step scale of perceived caring and one-item instrument on learning. The results derived from this study indicate that high nonverbal immediacy effects more learning and more perceived caring: high nonverbal immediacy overrides high verbal immediacy for subjects. Actions may speak louder than words.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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