ESL - NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION
This week we will be looking at pragmatics. We will examine the pragmatics involved in non-verbal communication.
Read through the following article on using compliments in American English:
American English Compliments
We will start by watching the following video:
Click the link below to view
Complimenting Strangers with Lindsey Stirling
After watching the video, consider the following questions and be preparred to share your thoughts and findings in a classroom discussion:
- Which compliments were successful?
- Which compliments were not successful?
- How could you tell?
- What were the reactions to the successful compliments? (Give specific details)
- What were the reactions to the non-successful compliments? (Give specific details)
- What did you notice?
Assignment for this Week
Be prepared to complete the folowing assignment with a partner next class. Please think of at least two topics that you would like to debate: