It is hereby important to note the use of gestures in any conversation. Gestures carry an important part in a conversation. Various parts will require gestures to be meaningful. For instance, gestures are used to function as a characterizing expression. A good example is the use of gestures in the content of the deictic expression to show extend, amount or how much. Taking for example ,a kid asking her mother, “Mom, do you love me?” Obviously, her mother will say yes. Need for use of gestures will come in when the kid asks her mother how much she loves her. The mother will use gestures to show how much she loves the kid. Probably, she will extend the space between her hands when expressing, “I love you [this] much. However, the situation could have been misunderstood if her mother had used another expression. This is because the kid probably is not exposed to the world of sizes and extends, and may not understand the message her mother tries to put across unless she uses the gestures. The importance of non-verbal behaviors – gestures makes it essential to incorporate such as part of SLA and language teaching. Deploying gestures in learning languages will be essential to solve expression difficulties to those who have problems with verbal expression. This is also a way of solving the first language influence. Understanding gestures will facilitate the effective correlation between gestures and language, hence creating a comprehensive communication forum that can even be applied to effect
the learning process.