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High-tech rapidly changes our daily lives bringing us lots of new communication modes for example computers Internet mobile phone and so on However verbal and non-verbal language is still the most familiar way to communicate through the evolvement of humans civilization It is important that we study both of the verbal and non-verbal language when we try to communicate with in a culture There is no doubt that we use the verbal language every day which we treat as the most common way of communication Every kind of verbal language that has its background is knitted with the culture We must study the oral language when we wish to study oversea And at the same time it is also a way to know the different culture such as the students live in the homestay not only practice the language skills but also know the local culture Perhaps some consider that it is adequate to learn the verbal language of a culture and it is more necessary than non-verbal language Actually the non-verbal language which is signaling our feelings attitudes and reactions with our bodies OSullivan 1994 p61 is as important as the verbal language The non-verbal language influence people more than the verbal language We always consider that we use the verbal language much more than the non-verbal language It is possibly that we think the verbal language used easily Albert Mehrabian made a formula of impact of a message Total impact 07 verbal 38 vocal 55 facial We can find that there are just a little impact is conveyed by verbal message one third of the influences are vocal that is paralanguage elements Most of the message impact is from facial communication We use the non-verbal communication without learning and conscious awareness Seal 1997 p137 An interesting research indicated that about 45 of communicating feelings is through body language Science Press 1986 Thus we cannot ignore the proportion of non-verbal language
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