Steve Darn | ELT


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An Awareness-raising Workshop

This is an outline of a workshop designed to give teachers an insight into the importance of teaching nonverbal communication alongside phonology and speaking skills in order to improve learners’ ability to communicate naturally and convey meaning more clearly. Time: 60-90 minutes Audience: preferably at least one other language/culture group as well as native speakers. A multilingual group

Aspects of Nonverbal Communication

VC: Aspects of Nonverbal Communication Nonverbal communication has received much attention in the areas of business presentation, sales and marketing, and the development of social skills. Little attention, however, has been given to its importance in general communication despite major differences in cultural use and interpretation of body language, expression, personal space and other nonverbal

The Importance of Eye Contact in the Classroom

The Importance of Eye Contact in the Classroom (with Rob Ledbury and Ian White) Teachers often complain about discipline, about lack of attention, about the use of L2 in the classroom and many other problems, many of which amount to a breakdown in communication between teacher and students or between students themselves. It is well

Nonverbal Communication

NVC: Nonverbal Communication (with Dilek Eryılmaz) Non-verbal communication (body language, paralinguistics) has been a focus of attention for some time in areas such as the refinement of presentation skills, developing social skills, and even as as a realistic alternative to the lie-detector test. Relatively little attention, however, has been given in language teaching to non-verbal