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What about Non-verbal Communication? Teaching Total Communication in EFL Lessons. PROCEEDINGS

, Toyama National College of Technology, Japan ; , , , Toyama National College of Technology - Imizu Campus, Japan

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Abstract: English classes in Japan have focused mainly on translation and listening with an occasional communication class to learn English as a Foreign Language (EFL). However, this focus on reading and verbal communication is not enough to develop total communication. The famous “7%-38%-55% Rule” on non-verbal communication suggests that 7% of communication comes from spoken words, 38% from tone of voice, and 55% comes from body language when talking about feelings and/or attitudes. In general, most researchers put the importance of non-verbal communication at somewhere between 50-65%. When combined with a motion-sensor camera, our Virtual Interviewing System (VIS) will help students develop both their verbal and non-verbal communicative English language skills.

Citation

Cooper, T., Tsukada, A., Naruse, Y. & Yamaguchi, A. (2013). What about Non-verbal Communication? Teaching Total Communication in EFL Lessons. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2054-2058). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 26, 2018 from .