Optimizing Language Learners' Nonverbal Behavior: From Tenet To Technique by Tammy GregersenOptimizing Language Learners' Nonverbal Behavior: From Tenet To Technique by Tammy Gregersen

Optimizing Language Learners' Nonverbal Behavior: From Tenet To Technique

byTammy Gregersen, Peter D. MacIntyre

Paperback | May 8, 2017

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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.
Tammy Gregersen is Professor of TESOL at the University of Northern Iowa, USA. Her research interests include language teacher education, individual differences, positive psychology, nonverbal communication, emotion and affect. She is the co-author (with Peter D. MacIntyre) of Capitalizing on Language Learners' Individuality (2014) and...
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Title:Optimizing Language Learners' Nonverbal Behavior: From Tenet To TechniqueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.28 × 6.11 × 0.97 inPublished:May 8, 2017Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783097353

ISBN - 13:9781783097357

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: IntroductionSECTION II: Codes1. Gesture2. Posture3. Facial Expression4. Eye Behavior5. Space and Touch6. ProsodySECTION III: Activities1. Communicative Techniques2. Affective Techniques3. Cognitive Techniques

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Gregersen and MacIntyre focus attention on the often neglected aspects of non-verbal behavior, giving first an overview of key areas, and then presenting more than a hundred ready-made activities for language teachers to use in the classroom. A valuable addition to the library of any language teacher or motivated intercultural traveler.-Joe McVeigh, co-author Tips for Teaching Culture: A Practical Approach to Intercultural Communication, USA