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Aizuchi (back-channeling): A key to smooth conversation


Aizuchi (back-channeling): A key to smooth conversation

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During a conversation in Japanese, the listener often gives short verbal reactions which are not replies but "Aizuchi" (Back-channel behavior). Back-channeling is very important to have smooth conversation with Japanese people.  Watch video clips provided, and study the listener's back-channeling behaviors. 
Material Type: Drill and Practice
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: June 09, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 06, 2013
Keywords: Japanese, Aizuchi, back-channeling


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Primary Audience: Professional, Graduate School, High School, College Upper Division, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Quicktime video
Language: Japanese
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