Published online by Cambridge University Press: 26 February 2021
This chapter examines the role of nonverbal feedback, particularly gestures. It reviews and evaluates the findings of current research in this area and offers suggestions for future research. The chapter begins by discussing how gestures are used in a language classroom followed by an examination of their effectiveness in the development of different language skills including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and comprehension. The relationship between learners’ individual differences, gestures, and corrective feedback is also addressed.