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The Application of Nonverbal Communication (Zhang Xiaoqin)

Abstract: Nonverbal communication is very important because we use the actions of others to learn about their affective or emotional states. The paper is mainly directed towards an English teacher who needs to acquire and apply nonverbal communication, which will enable us to cope with everyday communicative situations.Firstly, it summarizes the importance of nonverbal communication. It then points out some functions of nonverbal communication which will help the teacher to orient his own activity within the classroom. Finally, it discusses the relationships between nonverbal communication and culture which will help the learners in their acquisition of communicative ability.

Key words: nonverbal communication; functions;culture differences

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http://www1.open.edu.cn/elt/9/4.htm

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