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The 3 Crucial Points Why Rapport is Important in the ESL Classroom

The 3 Crucial Points Why Rapport is Important in the ESL Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

A teacher-student rapport plays an integral role in promoting positive teaching outcomes. A connection from both the instructor and the student is evident in terms of positive thoughts and an identical feeling of familiarity. In addition to this, a perception of a bond fosters quality interactions where the student feels vulnerable so that they feel confident to share their weaknesses and challenges(Webb & Barett, 2014). Similarly, the relationship is defined by mutual trust, an ingrained sense of connection, and an emotional affinity where the instructor can cultivate the desired outcomes without feeling burdened(Fleiming, 2003).

1. Availability

There is sufficient evidence that reveals that a sense of immediacy is correlated to rapport with the feeling of psychological availability. In this way, the integration of immediacy skills makes the students feel that the instructor is available to promote a sense of vulnerability. For example, personal experiences that relate to the subject reveal to the student that the teacher can relate to their struggle and challenges, which increases the chances of fostering positive outcomes(Fleiming, 2003). It creates confidence that the students can navigate a related problem, following the teacher's example or counsel. Moving around the classroom during the sessions reveals a sense of commitment to address every student's needs that creates a sense of connection. In this way, students feel appreciated that the instructor is determined to promote their common good despite their level of performance. Likewise, the instructor can perceive and understand both students' expectations and needs (Nova, 2017).

2. Equality

Treating each student with an equal measure fosters a quality rapport, which removes any form of bias or preferences so that the teacher can divide the group into smaller segments without a negative perception(Fleiming, 2003). An open-minded approach that encourages the students to participate in the subject is a creative way to foster quality relations in that the students become open-minded and confident about their ideology(Nova, 2017). Students are excited and creative, which encourages them to desire greater heights. The teacher is perceived as reliable and dependable in any course, making the student navigate through various sessions from that instructor. It increases the likelihood of paying attention and quality behaviors, such as increased attendance and studying rates. An increased rate of paying attention among students promotes a reading culture and a better environment for them to participate in the classroom.

3. Motivation

The motivation to do better and excellent performance from the students have a high likelihood of a better rating for the teacher during the seasonal valuations (Webb & Barett, 2014). This way, the teacher has a higher chance of promotion, favorable rewards, and higher prospects. Teaching plays an integral role in promoting more significant opportunities for the future(Nova, 2017). Success in art is dependent on recognition of the value of quality relationships and a good rapport. This is determined by understanding the diversified needs and perceptions of both parties. Teacher-student behavior and traits also limit rapport. However, the teacher, through the integration of the discussed techniques, can achieve their target. The teacher increases the likelihood of achieving the desired results within the stipulated timelines, with additional products such as promotions or work rewards.

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