Classroom Management for Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Rapport Building


This part of our classroom management series focuses on rapport building in the classroom. A good rapport between the teacher and the students, as well as the students themselves is essential for a smooth lesson. This is especially true for communicative activities where the students to talk to each other. If the students do not feel comfortable with each other and the teacher, the interaction won?t bee very useful. Here are some tips how to build rapport with your students.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit gives a good overview of different student needs and interests for different ages. It helps you to prepare your classes based on the age and focus of your students. It also helps you anticipate possible problems that could come forth. Furthermore the chapter of individual teaching is very helpful as this is very different in comparison with class teaching.This unit I have learnt from watching both of the videos what it looks like to have a negative and a positive classroom experience. I have also learnt how this is dictated highly by the teachers attitude towards the student, it was also very useful to see a practical use of the ESA structure to back up the theoretical knowledge gained throughout the previous units.