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Business English Coaching with Phil Wade

I’m pleased to introduce Phil Wade. Phil is an English teacher and coach specialising in business English. He’s also authored e-books on business English and is an active online member of the BE coaching community. In our first interview, he … Continue reading

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Duncan and I were fortunate enough to meet Jaime Miller at the Innovate conference back in April. Jaime runs the online English Success Academy which gets learners better prepared for TOEFL. Jaime invited us to talk about coaching in an interview … Continue reading

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Are we coaches?

There’s some interesting chat going on on the blog, though it’s hidden away in the ‘About’ page comments. You can read it here. It started with a reader, Phil, asking whether we knew any coaching courses to recommend and became … Continue reading

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A lesson in coaching

At its heart coaching is about helping students realise their own power; power to make choices about where, when and how they learn. Where before the challenge for students was finding access to ways of learning, the challenge now is … Continue reading

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The Talking Cure revisited

There’s been some excellent quality criticism of some of the forces at work in language teaching from big business and edtech on the eltjam site recently. This week Scott Thornbury wrote a powerful piece about intersubjectivity, a phenomenon unique to … Continue reading

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7 tips from CommitTED language learners

Here are 7 pieces of advice from some TED translators. ‘Secrets’, they call them. Ha! Most of their ideas are here in this blog. In fact, I wonder if they’ve been stealing. Strangely, no one mentioned teachers or classes. Or … Continue reading

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The Motivation Meter

As teachers we can design classroom activities which we think will tap into our learners’ motivations as individuals and as a group. As coaches, we need to coach our learners in their language lives outside the classroom. We need to … Continue reading

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