The aim of this study is to analyze the ways empathy influences the effectiveness of the process of teaching English. The problem of empathic communication in the educational process is considered. The genesis of the concept of empathy is traced in behaviorism, psychoanalysis and in humanistic psychology. The aspects of empathy are distinguished and characteristics of the empathic process are determined. The role of empathy in the educational process and in the teacher’s behaviour is described. The significance of empathy in intercultural communication of English learners is assessed.
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 58)
E. Osadcha "Empathic Communication in the Process of Teaching English", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 58, pp. 117-122, 2015