Unit 2 Input 1

what is non-verbal communication? What kind of problems could ocur between people from different cultures in absence of understanding non-verbal signs? Explain by giving examples from the book.

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  1. berivanbrknon 11 Oct 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Non-verbal communication is a kind communication which allows people to communicate without any words such as gestures,body language,facial expressions,eye contact,use of space,touch and even silence.
    However,some problems could occur between people from diffrerent cultures.For example an American teacher in Vietnam wishes his students good luck by crossing his fingers and his students laugh and they are embarrested because it has a meaning like sexual connotation in Vietnam and many other countries.Generally facial expressions are universal,how cultural groups employ them is not.Mexicans smile much more than Eastern Europeans.Some cultures feel a restrined show of emotion is more acceptable than revealing.Finally,use of space and touch is vastly different throughout.Turkish people might find New Zelanders very cold due their lack of physical contact.

    All the information is correct and ideas are connected well to each other. Please start with a capital letter when you are starting a new sentence.

    Thank you
    Meltem πŸ™‚

  2. erenkaymazon 11 Oct 2010 at 5:28 pm

    There is two type of conversation.One of them is verbal communication;means communicate with grammer,vocabulary and other parts of the verbal communication, using words.The second one is non-verbal communication;communicate with gestures.body language,facial expressions,eye contact,use of space,touch and even silence.
    The cultural informations are different for each country or society,therefore have some problems of communication between different cultur’s people.
    To illustrate: Δ°n india,greeting or doing something like that by look directly in the eye is means insulting the looked one.Δ°n USA crossing fingers is for have a good luck.Δ°n Asia,gesture to someone with your palm up is rude.

    You need to write a bit more on non-verbal language and give examples of problems that could arise in absence of interpreting the nonverbal language correctly
    Thanks
    Meltem πŸ™‚

  3. serselon 11 Oct 2010 at 5:48 pm

    non-verbal communication is a kind of communication that include behaviours such as gestures,body language,facial expressions,eye contact,use of space,touch and silence.And some problems can occur between people from different cultures.For instance crossing your fingers means good luck in north america but in many other countries it has a sexual connotation.In addition,in asian using your hand to call someone over to you is considered rude to gesture to someone with your palm up but this is the norm in the U.S.

    the ideas are all relevant and correct. And there is a good attempt of C+C+C definition. However, before introducing the examples, you need to introduce the idea of nonverbal communication being a problem in a foreign country.

    Thank you
    Meltem πŸ™‚

  4. rbaranaltunon 11 Oct 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Verbal communication is which is dealing or explaining with your speaking , writing with words or smt else..It has grammar,vocabulary and lots of parts or rules.. But the non-verbal communication is made by the different cultures people for deal with each other. It has no rules or no grammar. However it is not a formal language ,when we use non verbal communication we will use body language , our hands , fingers or smt else for explain ourselves. But the non verbal communication has lots of differences in different country.For example when we will go another country and we will try explain ourselves ,this country has lots of different movements or body language meaning than ours. This make a lot of reasons for people’s understandable.As an example crossing fingers means good luck in north america but in many other countries it has a sexual connotation.There are many examples like that.

  5. gizemgokceron 11 Oct 2010 at 7:22 pm

    non-verbal communication is a type of communication which means any act not using words.This is a barrier between people from different cultures .In this communication we can use gestures,body language,facial expressions,eye contact and even silence.Although non-verbal communication can help us to enhance our communicative ability,these communication symbols often have different meanings in different cultures.For example in North America,crossing your fingers means good luck,but in many other countries it has a sexual connotation. Especially in Asia,it is considered rude to gesture to someone with your palm up,but this is the norm in the U.S. Or Eastern Europeans smile much less then Mexicans becouse some cultures feel a restrained show of emotion is more acceptable than revealing everything through the face. Finally;communication breaks down between people from different cultures for many reasons but people should try to learn about gestures and body language meanings for the others,before communicating with people.

  6. selenyon 11 Oct 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Non-verbal communication is a kind of communication that use your body language.I mean your hands,gestures,facial expressions and eye contact.Sometimes you will have a challenge if you are in different country from yours.Because non-verbal communication has many differences between cultures.The problem occurs between you and the others.For example Americans touch each other an average of twice an hour,French friends 110 times and Puerto Ricans 180 times.In North America,crossing your fingers means good luck,but in many other countries it has a sexual connotation.Eastern Europeans smile much less than Mexicans but they are not necessarily less happy.When a teacher or parent in Western Europe or North America is angry with a child,they generally ask the child to “look at me”,whereas in most Eastern cultures,the child shows respect to the authority figure by looking down.

    All ideas are correct and they are linked nicely to each other πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. ytekinalpon 11 Oct 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Non-verbal communication has been defined as all non-verbal stimuli in a communicative setting generated by an individual and the individual’s use of environment, including all intentional and unintentional messages. There are a long list of behaviours such as gestures, body language, facial expressions, eye contact, use of space, touch and even silence. Non-verbal communication is barrier between people from different cultures. These differences can cause some embarrassing situations with absence of non-verbal communications.For example In North America, crossing your fingers means good luck, but in many countries it has a sexual connotation. If people can’t use non-verbal communication signs ,there can be serious misunderstandings.

    All ideas are connect and they are connected well. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    But I’m not sure if all ideas are coming from B & B

  8. oguzhanuon 11 Oct 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Non-verbal communication is a type of communication that using your body language,gestures,facial expressions,eye contact and use of space and it has an important role in cross-cultural interaction.Body language is the entire system of communication.But sometimes It causes any problemes because of the cultural habits for example,In North America crossing your fingers means good luck,but in many other countries It has a sexual connotation,using your hand to call someone over to you also varies about from culture to culture so we have to be careful when we use body language because that can occur because of gestures different meanings in different countries.

    Ideas are all correct and connected well. There is a nice attemptof a C+C+C definition πŸ™‚
    Please pay attention to your punctualization and capitilization
    Thank you

  9. bortecinebon 11 Oct 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Non-verbal communication is version of communication that means any act not using words, using body language like hands, gestures, facial expressions and eye contact. It is a barrier between people from different cultures and it causes some problems. For example, in North America crossing your fingers means good luck, but in many other countries it has a sexual connotation. On the other hand, when a teacher or parent in Western Europe or North America is agnry with a child, they generally ask the child to “look at me”, whereas in most Eastern cultures, the child shows respect to the authority figure by looking down. Or a Japanese person might be offended by being kissed on the cheek by a new aquaintance in France, whereas someone from Turkey might find New Zealanders very cold due to their lack pf physical contact.

    Well done. πŸ™‚
    Content is correct and ideas flow.
    Thank you
    Meltem

  10. elifmutluon 11 Oct 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Non-verbal communication is kind of communication that includes acts which not using words such as gestures, body language , facial expressions,eye contact, use of space ,touch and even silence.Non-verbal communication is barrier between people from different cultures. So these barriers caused some onnection problems. For example , Americans touched each other an average of twice an hour,French friends 110 times and Puerto Ricans 180 times.In North America,crossing your fingers means good luck,but in many other countries it has a sexual connotation.
    astern Europeans smile much less than Mexicans but they are not necessarily less happy.When a teacher or parent in Western Europe or North America is angry with a child,they generally ask the child to ?look at me?,whereas in most Eastern cultures,the child shows respect to the authority figure by looking down.Turkish people and french people like touching but japaneise don’t like touching.it makes cold other people according to turkish and french.

    Ideas are all correct and they mostly linked well. πŸ™‚
    You might try to connect your first 3 sentences a bit better to maintain the flow
    Thank you
    Meltem

  11. Senaon 11 Oct 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Non-verbal communication is a type of communication that using any act like body language, facial expressions, gestures and using the space, but not using words. Because of the cultural difference between people, non-verbal communication can cause some problems. For example, in Western Europe when a teacher or a parent is angry with a child, they ask him/her to look at them but oppose to this in Eastern cultures the child looks down to show his respect…..

    It is all written well: correct ideas and they are linked to each other well πŸ™‚
    Thank you
    Meltem

  12. cemtoreton 12 Oct 2010 at 12:14 am

    Verbal communication is a cominication that you don’t need to use language and words. It contains body language, gesture, eye contact, touch etc.Also it changes in culture to culture. For example, in North America crossingfinger means good luck but in many culture it contains sexual meaning. So don’t knowing verbal communication similar with talking language that not learn proparly. You can’t communicate the way that you want to, and have lot’s of missunderstandings.

    I really liked your C+C+C definitin and the following sentence which completes the idea in the first paragraph πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Try to avoid “I, you, we” subject and impersonalize your paragraph by using passive voice or “they, people, etc” as subject pronoun.
    You might give one more example to support your idea.

    Thank you
    Meltem

  13. mertkahvecion 12 Oct 2010 at 1:26 am

    Non-verbal communication is a type of communication that reveal something without using words.Generally acting with gestures.This is a kind of barrier that collective different cultures people.But on the other way there can be problems like different meanings.For example an American teacher in Vietnam wishes his students good luck by crossing his fingers.The students laugh and are embarressed.

    You need to improve your C+C+C definition by changing “someting” & making the characteristic more specific.
    Your example is not clear: why the students laughed and who got embarrased and why
    Ideas are there but you need to work on them a little more.

    Thank you
    Meltem πŸ™‚

  14. mertbocnakon 12 Oct 2010 at 2:13 am

    non-verbal communication is a kind of communication that includes behaviours such as gestures,body language,facial expressions,eye contact,use of space,touch and silence. For example , Americans touching each other an average of twice an hour,French people touching 110 times and Puerto Ricans 180 times.In North America,crossing your fingers means good luck,but in many other countries it has a sexual connotation. Let me tell an other example, when a teacher or parent in Western Europe or North America is angry with a child, they generally ask the child to ?look at me?, whereas in most Eastern cultures, the child shows respect to the authority figure by looking down.

  15. emrebilginon 15 Oct 2010 at 12:41 am

    Non-verbal communication is a type of communication which dont speaking. It means communicate with our body or our behaviours. Non-verbal communication includes gestures, body language, use of space, Facial expression, thouching and eye contact. It depends on culture. There are acts that show no changing between cultures for exemple shoulder up means “i dont know” almost at all cultures.

    These ideas are not coming from the book πŸ™
    You need to read input 1 of unit 2 before writing such a paragraph and use only the ideas given there

    Thanks
    Meltem

  16. A.Can Gebeson 15 Oct 2010 at 5:47 am

    there are two kind of communications which are non verbal and verbal.Verbal communication includes grammar,vocabulary and non verbal communication includes eye contact,gestures,body language and facial expression.For cultures and foreign countries non verbal is more important then other.For example,winking has lots of meanings in cultures but raising your hand means want a permission in all of the countries or crossing finger means good luck in every cultures

    These ideas are not coming from the book πŸ™
    You need to read input 1 of unit 2 before writing such a paragraph and use only the ideas given there

    Thanks
    Meltem

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