Critical Reflection on a Specific Teaching Context——Explicit Instruction of Non-Verbal Communication

Honglei Guan


Non-verbal communication has played a vital role in English learning and teaching. The essay includes both-sides debates, complicated issues in different cultures and countries and constructive recommendations related to the specific learning and teaching contexts. Although non-verbal communication has some problems to apply, there are still more constructive
recommendations to benefit language learning greatly in the future.


Non-verbal communication; Both-sides debates; Teaching issues; Multi-cultural background

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/l-e.v9i5.2033


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