Showing interest in your students helps to build and develop trust with your students. Oftentimes teachers will forget that their students have lives outside of the classroom as often as students do the same to teachers. Talking about your own interests can show students that you are a person and want to share who you are with them.
Establishing this rapport with your students will make it easier for you when it comes time to giving directions to students. Students are much more likely to follow directions and pay attention in class when you have good rapport with them.
Make sure to strive to learn the students’ names as soon as possible at the beginning of the term to begin the relationship building process with your students. Learning about the Korean culture as much as possible will be a huge help as well in building rapport with your students.