Kostadinović, Milan (2014) STUDENT-PROFESSOR RELATIONSHIP - FACT OF FICTION? In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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As I already mentioned, this review explores the topic of teacher and student rapport or interpersonal relations. Rapport is the “ability to maintain harmonious relationships based on affinity for others” (Faranda and Clarke, 2004). Affinity or affinity seeking is defined as “the active social-communicative process by which individuals attempt to get others to like and to feel positive toward them” (Bell and Daly, 1984). The question is: Why is rapport important in the classroom? Allegedly, rapport is the interpersonal side of teaching. Basically, it is what makes the teacher more than just a lecturer. Rapport means knowing your students and their learning styles and using your relationship with them to teach at a more personal level. Teachers who have good rapport with their students are skilled in “ways that encourage involvement, commitment, and interest” (Ramsden, 2003). Ultimately, like children, students need to think that you care before they care what you think.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 21:05
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 21:05

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