Gemma Parker
Student-teacher relationships in the foreign language classroom

I would like to present a session on the value of student-teacher relationships in the foreign language classroom. This includes looking at the theory and research into how and why positive relationships impact on learning, the problems we might face in establishing these relationships. Five quick tips are presented for creating lasting positive connections with your students.

I am an ESL teacher at the University of Adelaide where I teach on the General and Pre-Enrolment academic English programs. I have previously taught English in Hanoi, Vietnam. Before becoming an English language teacher, I studied Politics at university and lived in Paris and London. I love to travel, to read books, and to spend time with my two small children.