1 Faculty of Foreign Languages, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Baranch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran,

2 Isfahan University


Nonverbal communication (NVC) plays a highly important role in different
aspects of human life. Regarding teachers, however, it is more important, and they
should be very cautious about what type of NVC they use and how they perform it
in their teaching process. While practical tangible teaching techniques driven from
nonverbal behaviors can help English language teachers incorporate this essential
element into their classrooms, little attention has been given to this area. This
article tries to shed light on the often neglected, unexplored area of research
concerning nonverbal communication. It begins by mentioning the indispensable
role of NVC in the communicative process and then explaining different forms and
functions of these NVBs, attempt has been made to incorporate those NVCs into
language classes and give some practical techniques to be considered in the
classrooms, in order for the learners to be as Pennycook (1985) puts it "not only
bilingual but also bi- kinesics".


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