Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Alex Silverman


A Handful of English is a collection and description of some fifty typical North American gestures, with photographs and commentary on each one. In addition, there is a discussion of nonverbal communication, (body movement, the science of kinesics), a section on the importance of using gestures in the ESL classroom and pointers on how to use them effectively. Finally, the project includes ESL classroom applications, including sample dialogues and techniques.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Communication | Curriculum and Instruction | Teacher Education and Professional Development