Body-language and nonverbal communication

Tag "behavior"

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About sleep: good news for Chinese!

Good news for Chinese people, who love to sleep! 😉

The Cleveland Clinic tells us 22 strange and fascinating facts about sleep. If you want to cultivate your sleep, if you want to improve your sleep-competence and if you want to have arguments towards others to strengthen your way of sleeping, have a look!

Here’s some little hint:

  • Sea otters hold hands when they are sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other.
  • Being awake for 16 hours decreases your performance as much as if your blood-alcohol-level was 0,05% (The legal limit is 0,08%)
  • Statistics show that the extra-hour of sleep reduces accidents.
  • Sleeping on the job is a minor problem in Japan. Companies may accept it as a sign of exhaustion from overwork.

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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

If you want to get to know more about it, have a look. It`s worth reading

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Feelings: good or elusive?

Last Friday I visited the studio of Deutsche Welle in Bonn. That is the German international Broadcasting. I was invited for an interview on the issue of body language and nonverbal communication, concerning the difference between Germany and China.

I was asked general questions on the issue and very specific questions on the difference of behavior of Angela Merkel und Wen Jiabao.

While waiting at the Chinese editor`s office ………

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Language in Chinese and American Cultures, but with Different Meaning 

Here is some information on basic differences between China and the US

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