Teaching Nonverbal Differences in English Class: Cross-Cultural Communicative Approach

Mei GUO, Wenhua HU


Nonverbal communication is like our words, an essential part of overall human communication process. While nonverbal communication was once considered innate, it is now recognized that nonverbal communication including body movements, facial expressions, gestures, and the study of time and space etc., often varies from culture to culture. In order to help Chinese students to achieve communicative competence in intercultural communication, suggestions are made for teaching nonverbal differences in the English class.


Nonverbal differences; Cross-cultural; Teaching

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.sll.1923156320130701.2550


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