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  • sonya
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    • August 31, 2009, 08:54:59 am
    • Wonju
Gestures
« on: November 20, 2009, 10:52:24 am »
I got the original handout from somebody else who got it from somebody else and so on and so on and so on...I've made numerous changes to it so feel free to do the same!

The ppt...there are video clips in it!  The first one is my co-teacher and I doing a little skit...students need to identify our gestures and the rest are just those gestures...example money gesture, come here and so on

If you are interested in those...send me an email...I think it's better and easier to insert your own!

Sonya

I updated the gestures powerpoint, changed some pics and added some gifs.
I've added some gesture motions that go along with the powerpoint...all pictures are taken from the point of the view of the person making the gesture.  Feel free to make any changes if you find any of these offensive.

« Last Edit: October 24, 2012, 09:09:59 am by sonya »


  • panurge
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    • November 25, 2009, 02:52:54 pm
    • Incheon
Re: Gestures
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 03:51:53 pm »
Hey Sonya,
nice lesson.  Here's my take on the handout. I try to make half-page worksheets to save paper.  And I added some space for the students to write their dialogue out.  Hope this helps someone.


  • Dyl
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    • November 04, 2008, 11:54:50 am
Re: Gestures
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010, 10:00:58 am »
Great lesson.  The picture for the peace symbol is actually a really offensive sign in South African (and British I think) cultures.  We use the palm side of the fingers to show peace, the outside fingers are a big no no.  Perhaps you might want to work this into the lesson ^^

We need to be careful with teaching gestures because they aren't universal. Aside from the peace/victory sign, signaled with the palm away from the recipient, being an obscene gesture in commonwealth countries, the "OK" gesture is also problematic: In Brazil, Germany, Greece, and Italy it's a vulgar gesture; in France it means "worthless" (i.e. something has no worth); in Japan it means "money"; and in Turkey it means "homosexual".
« Last Edit: January 14, 2010, 10:27:30 am by Dayle »
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  • panurge
  • Waygookin

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    • November 25, 2009, 02:52:54 pm
    • Incheon
Re: Gestures
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2010, 10:47:19 am »
Yes, I think the understanding with this lesson is that it's for teaching students the relevant meanings of these gestures in your native culture.  Many times, at least in the Korean public education system, native English teachers are encouraged to introduce aspects of their culture.  So the meaning in Brazil, Germany, Greece, etc. while although interesting and important, is probably not relevant in this lesson, unless you are teaching about those cultures.  It is also important to note that these materials can be altered to suit the lesson.