2-Day Language Coaching Programme for Language Professionals

An exclusive 2-day training programme brought to you by Gabriella Kovacs, ICF-credentialed language coach and business communication trainer, teacher trainer in collaboration with Language Professionals’ Networking Event.

Originally from Australia, Gabriella Kovacs ACC is an internationally credentialed language coach, business communication trainer, language teacher (B.Ed., M.A.), mentor and teacher trainer.
Her mission is to add dimension to ongoing language learning practices and call attention to a more holistic, person-centred approach for language professionals.
She provides trainings and workshops for teachers in Hungary and is active internationally through webinars, face-to-face and online workshops, trainings. She is currently supporting the work of various tertiary educational institutions in Hungary, co-operates with international training companies, besides working with her private and corporate clients on various projects.

Gabriella has put together this special 2-day programme for language teachers,
trainers and tutors who are open to explore a new perspective of their teaching
practice.

“Teachers may feel that the teaching processes they’ve grown accustomed to are no
longer providing the support and help it has in the past: neither for the teachers, as
professionals, nor for the students. We teachers have reached a point in our
profession where we are at a crossroads. We can stop and scratch our heads and go
on as before – with exactly the same results as we had, or we can embrace change and deal with the challenges, complexities and explore unknown terrain and utilise them in the classroom, training room.”

This 2-day Language Coaching Programme has been developed to add to your
professional self, in which you will learn how to utilise the tools and create a framework for language coaching. During this weekend programme the structure will support you understanding where Language Coaching components fit into in your classroom/trainingroom routine in the context of the learning needs and goals of your learners and stakeholders.

Date:

Subscribe here to express your interest and be notified when this unique programme is back again in London.
Two days, 9.30am – 5pm
6.5 hours intensive training each day.

Location: 

Central London

Who is this for?

For language teachers, trainers, tutors, instructors and other language
professionals in the teaching profession, who …

  • have felt that they need new, meaningful ideas to face challenges during a lesson, even though they have applied all their teacher tricks
  • have had their students articulate that they feel they are not making the progress
  • they need and feel they should but cannot develop during lessons
  • would like to have the skills to create a language learning / communication strategy for their students
  • understand that what has worked so far might not lead towards success in the future
  • are looking for an opportunity to strengthen, support courses they teach in the near future with the help of professional development
  • expect to add depth to teaching methodologies – even question existing norms in current language teaching practices

“Language coaching supports students to grow to their full potential, to help them find challenges and solutions – not problems or mistakes.”

Gains of completing the programme:

  • Teachers will increase their credibility and add significantly to their professional toolkit
  • Teachers will decrease professional blindspots and ’dead-end’ situations, difficult students
  • Teachers will learn how to maximize their lessons so lesson prep time goes down and student motivation goes up
  • Teachers’ students, clients will definitely feel the difference after completing this programme
  • Teachers will have the opportunity to grow their network

Feedback from teachers after the workshop:

“I thought it wouldn’t work with my students – but it really does! ”
“Students will feel they are taking ownership of their learning.”
“Be ready to be inspired – step out of your comfort zone.”
“Your students will see greater teacher energy, with a focus shift from mistakes to learner goals.”
“I love the creative approach, which inspires me and gives me ideas to explore my own creative vein.”
“It is great to be learning and utilizing best practices of participants in addition to the
core material.”

Timeline & Agenda

DAY 1: 9.30am – 5pm

During the training you will:

  • learn to exploit your lessons to the extreme,
  • have a number of ready to use Language Coaching tools,
  • be far more aware of what is going on when language learners seem frustrated and demotivated and will learn to support
  • see your teaching from a new perspective, and the challenges in the teaching/learning process,
  • experience interactive work with colleagues, as high involvement is expected of all participants for maximum results.

Highlights:

  • Definitions, approaches to coaching vs. teaching
  • Theory overview of language coaching
  • How is a coaching approach language teaching different to language coaching?
  • In what situations is it worth applying the framework of language coaching?
  • Language coaching in practice
  • Basic coaching tools introduced
  • Pair- and small group work: learn coaching by doing

DAY 2: 9.30am – 5pm

This second day of the programme provides case studies, solutions for typical language coaching situations and allows time for practical workshop elements where your contribution is respected.

Brief description:

  • In depth look at unique language coaching tools with practical implementation to fit your professional experience
  • Language learning / communication skills representation and utilization within a coaching framework
  • Overview of workplace, corporate communication and its role for language coaching purposes
  • Alignment of your professional goals and the content of your lessons

TAKEAWAYS

What will you be leaving with?

The biggest asset will be you ending up with a number of new language coaching tools to add to your existing toolkit. These will include tools to assist all stages of a language coaching process, whether you are working one-to-one or with a group.

You will be able to create a framework in which your learners ask more focused questions and streamline their activities to serve their goals better. This will impact on the structure of your lessons, your approach to preparation and planning.

Thirdly, you will have a sense of having made friends with a number of like-minded
professionals who feel passionately about language coaching and who will be able to
support your growth continuously, long-term.

Date:

Subscribe here to express your interest and be notified when this unique programme is back again in London.
Two days, 9.30am – 5pm
6.5 hours intensive training each day.

Location: 

Central London

Spaces are limited to 20 participants exclusively.


Check out Gabriella Kovacs in an in-depth conversation here with Gabriella Ferenczi, host and organiser of Language Professionals’ Networking Event and founder of ProLingua Global, a London-based language training company: