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Who should be Language Coachees?
Ideally, language coaching is orientated towards adults and/or more advanced levels of language learners, in particular over a B1 level CEFR (according to theCommon European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment: a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries). This allows language coaching conversations and dialogues to be held in the target language itself.
For lower language levels the language coach could always converse and dialogue in the native language of the coachee, for example when goal setting or discussing actions etc or when describing grammar areas. However, it is recommended that coachees are not total beginners for this language coaching method.
Ideal language coachees are businessmen or women or professionals that need a deeper knowledge of the target language for business/specific reasons. The whole idea behind language coaching is to get the client to become comfortable, fluent and aware in the second language to such a degree that language does not hinder their business/work/specific requirements in any way and on the contrary it assists business/work to flourish.
Perhaps the language coachee is a niched professional who relies on the services of a fellow professional with a certified language coaching.
Moreover, language coachees may be people who are relocated into the target country who not only need consequent language coaching, but also the cultural aspects behind language, as well as cultural information relating to stereotypes, behavioural aspects and maybe even information relating to body language.
What is Language Coaching?
Language Coaching is:
a continuous flow of language training constantly interacting with aspects of brain-based coaching (principles of neuroscience) and aspects of traditional coaching;
it ensures the constant awareness of how the brain works;
it includes coaching models and tools;
it adds the ethical principles of coaching itself, ever present in language coaching sessions, as set out by the ICF;
it encompasses an individual needs analysis;
it tailors language targets to individual needs;
it embraces the cultural aspects of language;
it may include professional expertise;
it may have a topical focus;
it addresses personal aspects such as client confidence, comfort, motivation and satisfaction.
Who is eligible?
The necessary preconditions to participate in this course are :
- If you are a language teacher/trainer then you must submit a copy of a valid language teaching qualification or demonstrate five years of adult language teaching experience (this can be evidenced with written references from companies or individuals).
- If you hold a professional qualification (such as lawyer, doctor, engineer) in a profession in which language for specific purposes is used or have sufficient years of experience in a profession which uses technical vocabulary and language you must still hold or undertake a valid language teaching qualification or demonstrate five years of adult language teaching experience (this can be evidenced with written references from companies or individuals).
If you are a language teacher/trainer and also a certified coach or if you have received an equivalent coaching training to module 1 of this course (recognized by the International Coaching Federation or other equivalent coaching organisations) then you must submit a copy of the coaching training/qualification as well as a copy of your teaching qualification or proven experience (as explained in point 1 above). As a qualified coach you will only be required to participate in Module 2 of the Language Coaching certification course.
Are you already a qualified coach with a different coaching organisation ?
If you are already a qualified coach with a different coaching organization or have successfully completed a coach training programme with the equivalent number of hours as the ELC language coaching certification module 1(as wellas the necessary teaching qualification requirements), then you need only do module 2 of our course.
Are you already a Results System Coach?
If you are already a Results System Coach with the teaching requirement fulfilled, then all you need is then to attend the Language Coaching Training to become a certified language coach.