Non-verbal Communication in Teaching and Learning Romanian as a Foreign Language Cover Image

Comunicarea nonverbală în predarea-învăţarea românei ca limbă străină
Non-verbal Communication in Teaching and Learning Romanian as a Foreign Language

Author(s): Silvia Krieb Stoian, Loredana Netedu
Subject(s): Foreign languages learning
Published by: Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
Keywords: non-verbal communication; Romanian as a foreign language; linguistic competence; communication competence;
Summary/Abstract: This paper aims to identify and present the main types of nonverbal communication used in Romanian language as a foreign language (classes level A1-A2), conducted in the Preparatory Year of the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploieşti, series 2017-2018, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of nonverbal means as tools for teaching grammar and vocabulary elements. For this purpose, we will present examples of codes specific to nonverbal communication used in the Romanian language practical classes of phonetics, vocabulary and grammatical structures. In order to verify the hypothesis from which we started, namely that nonverbal communication plays an important role in the formation of communication skills in Romanian, as well as to investigate students' attitudes towards the use of this type of communication, we undertook a micro-research whose results will be exposed at the end of the paper.