Hand gestures are a great way of reinforcing what you’re saying, but caution…as they may mean different things in different cultures. Thumbs upThis widely recognised sign of approval or agreement is actually used as an insult in Bangladesh.In certain parts of the Middle East, thumbs-up is definitely a highly offensive thumbs-down.The thumbs-up sign has
“I speak two languages, Body and English.” – Mae West. It’s no secret that at busuu we love to speak languages – but what is really being communicated by what we don’t say? Practising your grammar and vocabulary is without doubt very important, but being aware of what your body is saying can
Even a little knowledge of a foreign language can help you make a good impression when you meet people from other countries. You will never truly experience the local culture if you limit yourself to interacting on a touristic level alone. A deeper level of communication will help you fully immerse yourself in the culture.