Nonverbal Communication in the Second Language Class: Enhancement of L2 Environment through Nonverbal Parameters

By Isabel Antúnez Pérez.

Published by The Learner Collection

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As Mehrabian asserted, communication is a multichannel where 38% of elements are paralinguistic, 55% are kinesic and the rest are verbal. This should be accounted in the L2 class.

Keywords: Nonverbal Communication, L2 class, Crosscultural Competence

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 9, pp.285-296. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.474MB).

Isabel Antúnez Pérez

Isabel Antúnez Pérez is now working at the Institute of Educational Sciences. She has just presented her DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) at University of Seville, Facultad de Filología. She has published some articles focused mainly on nonverbal communication in the second language class. She is also involved in an I+D Project entitled: "Nonverbal Communication in the L2 teaching in Spanish and English". She is preparing her doctoral thesis, which will be mainly based on a contrastive study both in English and Spanish of paralinguistic parameters in the political arena.

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