Materials: (Articles & Videos)
- The Power of Nonverbal Communication | Joe Navarro | TEDxManchester
- Nonverbal Communication- Gestures
- 8 Ways to Read Someone’s Body Language
- Signs someone is in love with you according to body language
- Types of Nonverbal Communication
- Body Language of Attraction
- Gestures Around the World
- The Power of Nonverbal Communications | Joe Navarro
- What do you think are the most important types of non-verbal communication?
What do you notice most (positive or negative)?
- Can you think of experiences where someone has made a strong impression on you (positive or negative) because of different types of nonverbal communication? (Facial Expression, Gestures, Posture, Eye Contact, Appearance)
- Do you think using a lot of non-verbal language makes conversation richer or distracts from what is being said?
- How non-verbally active are you? Facial expression, hand gestures, eye contact, etc.?
- Do you think you can talk to someone for an hour without using hand gestures?
- Do you think Koreans use body language a lot? Which countries use body language the most?
- What types of non-verbal communication norms should a non-Korean be aware of in Korea?
- What are some different types of non-verbal communication you’ve observed among non-Koreans?
- What types of non-verbal communication ‘rub you the wrong way’ [bother you]?
- How do you think men and women use body language differently?
- What kind of body language tells you that someone is attracted to you?
- What are examples of non-verbal communication that take place in a classroom? As students, what should you be aware of when it comes to sending and perceiving non-verbal messages?
- How do you feel about eye contact? How long can you stare into someone’s eyes without looking away?
- Do you have anybody language habits you’d like to change?
- Has anyone ever misinterpreted your body language? (e.g. thought you were angry when you weren’t)
- What have you observed about Zoom body language? What makes a good or bad virtual impression?
Vocabulary (from Types of Nonverbal Communication )
- definitive (결정적인): done or reached decisively and with authority. / The definitive answer was given by the judge in court.
- deliberate (심사숙고한): done consciously and intentionally. / She made a deliberate attempt to befriend him.
- dilate (확장하다): make or become wider, larger, or more open. / The medicine will dilate your blood vessels and increase blood flow.
- evoke (불러일으키다): bring or recall to the conscious mind. / The smell of fresh bread evokes memories of my childhood home.
- factors (요소): a circumstance, fact, or influence that contributes to a result. / There are many factors that contribute to climate change.
- familiarity (친숙함): close acquaintance with or knowledge of something. / I have some familiarity with this topic but I’m not an expert.
- gaze (시선): a steady intent look. / He held her gaze for a moment before looking away.
- gesture (제스처): a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning. / She made a gesture with her hand to indicate that she was ready to leave.
- haptic (촉각의): relating to the sense of touch. / Haptic feedback is becoming more common in smartphones and video games.
- hostility (적대감): unfriendliness or opposition. / There was a lot of hostility between the two groups of people.
- inflection (억양): a change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function. / The inflection at the end of his sentence made it sound like he was asking a question instead of making a statement.
- intimacy (친밀함): close familiarity or friendship. / They had an intimacy that was rare among friends.
- paralinguistics (언어학적 비언어적 요소): nonverbal elements in speech such as tone, pitch, and facial expressions. / Paralinguistics can convey meaning without words.
- physiological (생리학적인): relating to the normal function of living organisms. / The physiological effects of stress can be harmful if not managed properly.
- platonic (플라토의): intimate and affectionate but not sexual in nature. / Their relationship was platonic but they still loved each other deeply.
- posture (자세): the position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting. / Good posture is important for maintaining good health and preventing back pain.
- proportion (비율): a part, share, or number considered in comparative relation to a whole. / The proportion of men to women in this company is about 3:1.
- proxemics (공간관계학): the study of how people use space to communicate. / Proxemics is an important aspect of communication in different cultures.
- pupils (동공): the black circular opening in the center of the iris of the eye. / Her pupils dilated when she saw him walk into the room.
- ritualistic (의식적인): relating to or done as a religious or solemn rite. / The ceremony was very ritualistic and followed strict guidelines for each step of the process.
- subtle (미묘한): delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe. / The subtle differences between the two paintings were hard to spot.
- tickling (간지럼을 느끼게 하는): causing a sensation of being tickled. / Tickling can be fun but it can also be uncomfortable if done too much.
- unintentional (의도하지 않은): not done on purpose. / It was an unintentional mistake but it still caused a lot of problems.
Sayings & Idioms
- Keep your cards close to your chest (카드를 가슴에 쥐고 있다): to keep your thoughts and plans secret. / He’s keeping his cards close to his chest about the new project.
- Actions speak louder than words (행동이 말보다 크다): what you do is more important than what you say. / He promised to help but his actions speak louder than words.
- Give someone the cold shoulder (무시하다): to ignore or be unfriendly towards someone. / She gave him the cold shoulder after their argument.
- Keep a straight face (무표정으로 하다): to not show any emotion on your face. / He kept a straight face during the entire meeting.
- Let your hair down (솔직하게 이야기하다): to relax and be yourself. / She let her hair down and had a great time at the party.
- Put on a brave face (용감한 척 하다): to act as if you are not afraid or upset when you really are. / She put on a brave face even though she was scared.
- Raise an eyebrow (눈썹을 올리다): to show surprise or disbelief with a facial expression. / He raised an eyebrow when he heard the news.
- Read someone like a book (상대방을 잘 알아보다): to understand someone’s thoughts and feelings easily. / She can read him like a book and knows when he’s lying.
- Stick out like a sore thumb (눈에 띄다): to be very noticeable because it is different from everything else around it. / He stuck out like a sore thumb at the formal event because he was wearing jeans.
- Take something at face value (말 그대로 받아들이다): to accept something as it appears without questioning it. / She took his explanation at face value even though it didn’t make sense.
- Wear your heart on your sleeve (감정을 드러내다): to show your emotions openly and honestly. / She wears her heart on her sleeve and is not afraid to express her feelings.
- You can’t judge a book by its cover (표지로 책을 판단할 수 없다): you can’t know what something is really like just by looking at it from the outside. / You can’t judge a book by its cover – this restaurant may not look fancy but the food is amazing.
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