Nonverbal communication is am important consideration for all teachers of ESL.


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Don't believe us? Check out this collection of video clips from popular movies. So much of our communication is done nonverbally!






Want to know more? We did do, so we put together this Wiki that explains what different types of nonverbal communications there are and how they apply to the students we teach.

For our purposes, we have divided nonverbal communication into six separate areas. While experts disagree on what these categories are and how they should be divided, we feel that this method of division is acceptable.

Facial Expressions

Proxemics

Eye Contact

Gestures

Paralinguistics

Posture/Body Orientation

Links for more information