JAPANESE BODY LANGUAGE;
Non-Verbal Communication in the Classroom by Robert L. Seltman
Originally submitted to the School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont. Nov.1991
This paper is a guide to the use of body language in the Japanese EFL classroom. It includes a brief introduction to the use of the hands, the face and the body for non-verbal Japanese communication, and suggests interpretations for many of the more common gestures and signs. Included are various uses of silence by the Japanese student, to assist the non-Japanese teacher in understanding the cultural subtleties behind student behavior.