Body Language

Pragmatics or the non-verbal cues that help us communicate – are very important. They are also language.

When we watch videos on EnglishCentral, we get a full “multi-modal” or sensory experience. Meaning becomes clearer as we see gesture, facial changes, eye contact, body positioning/movement etc…

In a way, this is how babies learn a language. Looking at the mother over and over again and then connecting sound to meaning through these “cues”, the pragmatics. Students learn English using these same techniques and can learn better if given strong visual cues. That’s why video is so powerful for language learning.

Here’s a nice example of how “mind readers” do the same thing! Did you think it was magic?

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