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11th International Conference on Language Teacher Education

May 30–June 1, 2019

The Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

Supporting "Foreground Gesture" Development in Language Teacher Education: Gesture Use in Lexical Description Games Before and After Embodiment Workshops

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM–1:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
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Session Type

Paper (25 minutes)

Program Summary

This presentation reports on changes in gesture use by 13 language teacher candidates before and after short workshops on the body as a teaching resource. Results show that after the workshops, teacher candidates had overall increased the use and duration of iconic (representative, "foreground") gestures when spontaneously describing lexical items.

Lead Presenter/organizer

Keli Yerian, University of Oregon