Tag Archives: coaching

Coaching from panic zone to learning zone

Many people assume that a coaching approach can only be effective with one-to-one teaching. In this guest post Gabriella Kovács, a trained coach, describes a coaching technique she uses with group classes. Gabriella is an ACC, ICF-accredited  language coach (Associate … Continue reading

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Giving your Coursebook the Coaching Twist

I’m an ELT materials writer as well as one of the authors of this blog, so I was interested to find some research looking at the compatibility of coursebooks with notions of learner autonomy. In it the authors conclude by … Continue reading

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Mission not impossible

This activity is for students of any level or learning situation. To make it more fun you can drip feed the activities to them with a daily e mail, creating some excitement about what their mission will be today. The … Continue reading

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FAQ: How can I study outside class?

A guest post this week from Secil Canbaz, based on her recent talk at IATEFL, Glasgow. Thanks Secil for this report on your action reseach, which illustates the kind of impact coaching can have on students and teachers. I’m an … Continue reading

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Nudging towards reading

Last weekend I gave a talk at TESOL Spain on coaching learners in reading. Thanks to all of you who came. I promised to post some of the links that were mentioned, which I will do here, but I also … Continue reading

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ELT Coach – Job Description

I’m hoping you can help us write the job description for a learning coach. It may be helpful to build towards a practical guide to coaching by outlining some of the roles a coach can play for the learner that … Continue reading

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What does a coach do?

  A collocation experiment Try this experiment in collocation on your own or even better with someone else in the room. You read the following list one at a time. After each one your partner must say the word for … Continue reading

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