Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Education, E-learning and Management Technology

Research on English Teaching Based on Non-verbal Cross-cultural Communication

Authors
Lei Yu, Zhenguo Qi
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Lei Yu
Available Online August 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceemt-16.2016.74How to use a DOI?
Keywords
non-verbal cross-cultural communication, English teaching, Linguistic behavior, cultural conflict
Abstract
The purpose of integrating non-verbal cross-cultural communication into the English teaching is to understand the behaviors and methods of non-verbal communication in the multi-cultural environment so as to resolve the differences and conflicts between the English culture and the mother tongue, overcome the cultural barriers and promote the English teaching overall. In China, non-verbal cross-cultural communication has been ignored for a long time in English teaching, while the aim of English teaching is to accurately use verbal and non-verbal behaviors to carry out the cross-cultural communication. To achieve it, the English teachers should improve their own cross-cultural awareness and realize the importance of cultivating the students' abilities in non-verbal cross-cultural communication. This essay starts from the current teaching situation of linguistic communication and illustrates the importance of laying stress on the behaviors, methods and functions in non-verbal communication and advocates integrating non-verbal cross-cultural communication into the English teaching in order to cultivate the students' overall abilities in non-verbal cross-cultural communication.
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