A Comprehensive Language Coaching Handbook aims to clarify fundamentals of language coaching. It provides definitions and descriptions of processes, alongside ready-to-use practical language coaching tools and useful case studies.
Coaching in ELT is often addressed as in how to coach teachers. Throughout A Comprehensive Language Coaching Handbook, Gabriella Kovács looks at how coaching skills and tools can be applied in the classroom directly with learners, both individually and in group work. In addition, at the end of each chapter, there is a chance to reflect on your language coaching and use experiential learning to build the best practice appropriate to you and your teaching context.
By using A Comprehensive Language Coaching Handbook: Theory and Practice you will:
- improve your understanding of language coaching and its relation to language training and teaching practices;
- be able to identify specific target clientele and situations when language coaching can support best;
- be able to recognise when and how to apply language coaching practices;
- develop an understanding of language coaching and related fields as an evidence-based framework;
- have an understanding of how language coaching can be adapted in language teaching frameworks;
- be able to reflect on your teaching and experiential learning at the end of each chapter.
This book also:
- provides clear examples of language coaching tools and coaching interventions (explaining how they can boost language learner confidence, success and autonomy)
- offers case studies in which the full language coaching process can be seen;
- provides a base for creating personalised action plans;
- gives specific coaching and language coaching models to adapt for the classroom;
- shares insights from international language coaching practitioners;
- look at mindsets in language professionals teaching and their learners’ approach to learning and provide ways to reframe.
A Comprehensive Language Coaching Handbook is part of the Teaching English series, which offers a mixture of methodology and practical ideas for teachers of English as a foreign language.
“I found this resource really informative and useful for my own professional development. Reading the ‘Practice’ section was a lightbulb moment for me. It helped me to recognize ways in which I already act as a coach to my learners. However, it also made me reflect on how I’ve perhaps undervalued the coaching process during and outside of class time. With this in mind, I could see how some coaching techniques in general could be used with my learners during tutor time and PSHE sessions. I’d highly recommend the resource and would agree with the title – it is comprehensive! More than that, I found it an inspiring read – the author’s passion really comes through.” – Pete Clements, ELT Planning, written for IATEFL Voices 290. Read the full review here.