Movements made by the body to emphasize a point, idea, etc.; communication that is performed by bodily movements other than the vocal articulation apparatus (mouth, nose, lungs, throat, diaphragm). Sign language is predominately if not completely gestural communication. It provides part of the answer to the common question – “How will I teach someone language if I can’t explain it to them?” The answer? Point to things and say what they are, then have your learners repeat their names!

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