Today, teachers around the world are able to access Internet technology for use in the language classroom. The availability and variety of internet-based resources for language study increases on a daily basis.
There are many excellent icebreaker activities and game ideas for those first class meetings. Sometimes, though, a simple handshake can be a very good way to quickly build rapport and capture the interest of your students from the very first class.
When ESL students are asked to describe a favourite teacher or a teacher they feel they learned a lot from, they often describe someone who was kind, funny, or nice. In other words, good rapport is often the first thing that comes to mind. Establishing and maintaining a positive rapport with your students not only leaves a lasting impression on them, it also facilitates learning in the classroom.