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Power to the Learner?

At the InnovateELT conference this year titled “Power to the Learner”, I asked the question, ‘What do students say they get from their teacher?’. I wanted to know how closely their experience aligns with what the ELT profession says about … Continue reading

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Masterminding for Learner Coaching and Empowerment

Another guest post, this time from Claire Venables, who is based in Brazil and runs http://www.englishwithclaire.com. Claire shares the principles of Masterminding, the framework she uses, and some examples of how her learners are transforming the way they learn English. … Continue reading

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Designing CoachBot: can robots be language coaches?

We’re lucky enough to welcome to the blog Alex Strick, a writer, researcher and expert language learner as well as a language coach. Here he talks about his approach to learning and how it meshes with From English Teacher to … Continue reading

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BBELT 2016

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Interview

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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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 SMART Goals Evaluationator

In a talk we gave at IATEFL last week, we unveiled three coaching contraptions to help teachers encourage successful learners, not just successful classes. You can see an interview about the talk we gave here. The tools illustrate aspects of … Continue reading

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Successful learners, not just successful lessons

From English Teacher to Learner Coach is NOW OUT! Followers of the blog may be interested to know that we have been busy developing and expanding the ideas, lessons and activities promoted in the blog over the last few months. … Continue reading

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Even Younger Learners and Coaching

A few weeks ago, we had Clare Sheppard guest blog about her brilliant adaptation of a coaching activity for a teens class. We are blessed with guest bloggers, and this time Hooman Sattari shows us how he pitched the same … Continue reading

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