Use Gestures to Add More Impact to Your Language Teaching

22/03/2016

Read more in “Throw in some hand gestures to learn a language well, says Windsor prof” at http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/throw-in-some-hand-gestures-to-learn-a-language-well-says-windsor-prof


Video: Colombian Hand Gestures

21/01/2015


Video: Mexican Hand Gestures

20/01/2015


Hand Gestures around the World

20/01/2015


Cultural Communication Conflict – Gestures

20/01/2015

YouTube Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RykpvFxODGY&feature=youtu.be


Did You Know? dyWhat Gestures Mean in Different Cultures

19/01/2015

Watch the videoHand Gestures around the World: http://youtu.be/2h0V1YkccEE

How a child’s language development can be helped by hand movements: Gesticulating makes words ‘easier to understand’

23/08/2014

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2729665/How-childs-language-development-helped-hand-movements-Gesticulating-makes-words-easier-understand.html

Here’s the bottom line in this short excerpt:

Chicago study says it helps develop language, learning and cognitive skills
The same is true for both hearing children and those who sign
Gesture-plus-word combinations can make it easier for children to understand what certain words and phrases mean
Makes it easier for children to pick up language more quickly at school

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2729665/How-childs-language-development-helped-hand-movements-Gesticulating-makes-words-easier-understand.html#ixzz3BGI6K1fj

So, it’s time to put this knowledge to work for the sake of ELs!


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