Invest in yourself and your career with the first and only Neurolanguage Coaching® Certification course in the world.


ELC Neurolanguage Coaching® Certification course is accredited by the ICF (International Coach Federation) with 30 Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) hours, plus 6 hours of Resource Development. The course has a very well-balanced ratio of theory and practice with a high degree of active coaching, so you instantly come into practical coaching and “learning by doing”.

The Intensive 3-day Course is divided into blended online and “face to face”, with 3 x two-hour online sessions, then 3 full days of classroom teaching and finally 3 x two hour online sessions. The 3-day Intensive course is held in various locations in the world, see below where you find the next upcoming course.

We have created the Live interactive online programme, consisting of 36 hours of online sessions, for you who find it difficult to come to our 3-day Intensive course venues. 

Virtual Classroom
We use a virtual classroom software called eLecta Live that is live with Rachel Paling or any of our qualified ELC Trainers® and allows all course participants to see each other through the video option, speak to each other and share all kinds of media (presentations, whiteboard, video, internet access, etc.) and therefore it is just as interactive as the 3-day Intensive course. See below next upcoming Interactive Online Course.

Rachel Paling 

Director of Efficient Language Coaching Ltd.
Certified & Accredited Neurolanguage Coach and ACC (ICF)
Creator of Neurolanguage Coaching®

Course overview

The Language Coaching Certification course consists of:

Introduction to Neurolanguage Coaching: focuses on equipping participants with an understanding of the theory and principles behind coaching and the ability to facilitate powerful conversations. This part focuses on introducing participants to coaching in general and also to the International Coaching Federation principles and core competences. It also introduces an understanding of the theory and principles behind brain-based coaching and how neuroscientific research can assist in understanding and formulating powerful coaching conversations. This introduction aims to lay the pathway for participants to really assist and coach others to focus and develop themselves. Participants develop key coaching skills, such as active listening, powerful questioning and effective coaching conversations as well as learn to use different coaching models. Participants immediately start with coaching practice to pave the way for the neuroscience and the language coaching.

Neurolanguage Coaching Skills: focuses on equipping participants with an understanding of the theory and principles behind language coaching and the ability to integrate principles of traditional coaching together with the neuroscience of learning into the language learning process. In effect, as a Neurolanguage Coach, we go one step beyond language coaching. Coaching models are practiced and also new language coaching models, as well as a definite structure for the language engagement, is introduced.


The content covered is as follows:

  • What is Language Coaching? What is it not?
  • Coaching models – how to use them in Language Coaching
  • Introducing the Brain and principles of neuroscience
  • What is the ideal learning state?
  • Understanding how the coachee learns
  • Applying coaching principles to Language Learning
  • Introducing new Language Coaching models/tools and how to use them
  • How to structure Language Coaching sessions
  • Administration of Language Coaching Sessions
  • Neurolanguage Coaching®
  • Application of Neurolanguage Coaching® through the PACT PQC model  – how to transmit grammar through powerful coaching conversations

Learning outcomes

  • Sets the foundations for coaching and coaching conversations
  • Deepens coaching effectiveness
  • Enhances active listening and speaking skills
  • Gives insights to various coaching models and develops their use in practice
  • How to use traditional coaching models in the language teaching process
  • How to create the perfect learning state in the coachee based on principles of neuroscience
  • How to connect language coaching to the ICF coaching competencies
  • How to engage coachees into focused learning and sustain their goals with high success rate
  • How to connect and apply new language coaching models to the teaching process
  • How to make the transformation from language teacher to language coach
  • How to tailor make courses to the individual coachee

Assessment & Certification


To become a Language Coach the participant of the Language Coaching certification training must attend the training course and, after completion of the course, the participant shall submit a recording of a language coaching session which will then be evaluated and assessed with regard to language coaching skills.


After successful completion and assessment participants receive a document certifying their status as a Language Coach and stating the ICF-accredited coaching hours.


Who is the language coaching certification for?

Language teachers and trainers, coaches with language teaching experience/qualification and professionals with a language teaching qualification are all potentially ideal “Language Coaches”. Language Coaches must have the necessary knowledge about the grammatical side of languages. It is not enough to say you are a “language coach” without the linguistic insight and expertise. The necessary preconditions to participate in this course are :

  1. If you are a language teacher/trainer then you must submit a copy of a valid language teaching qualification or demonstrate three years of adult language teaching experience (this can be evidenced with written references from companies or individuals).


  1. 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).

Course Fees & Payments

Interactive Online Course & 3-day Intensive Face-to-Face Course

Please contact us for the breakdown of the Course Prices and details of the programme. We also have a number of sponsored places on all our courses, if you feel you may fall within the criteria, do contact us for more information.

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Interviews with Alumni of the Language Coaching Certification Programme

We are in the process of interviewing alumni of the Language Coaching Certification programme to get their detailed feedback as to how the programme has affected them personally and professionally. We will be updating this page regularly – so please keep checking in from time to time if you are interested to read more.

Check HERE for more testimonials.


Mònica Barnés Quintana | Spanish&Catalan Language Trainer, Spain

“The LCC program is inspiring, motivating and an enriching experience. It has given me the opportunity to merge my soft skills together with some new fresh approaches of Coaching and Neuroscience targeted to language learning. The result: powerful language sessions targeted to my learners’ language goals. Thank you, Rachel for sharing all this knowledge with us and for being such a lively and enthusiastic mentor.
It has been a pleasure to learn from you!”

Full interview: Mònica Barnés Quintana LCC Interview


Natalia Kazik | English language trainer, Poland

“The course was also a platform which allowed me to exchange experiences and insights with coaches from all around the world, which was truly invaluable. Since participating in the LCC I have been experimenting with using Polish in my sessions and I immediately noticed that my clients grasp various grammatical structures more quickly. Immediately after the course my teaching became more peaceful and more focused. The course has provided me with tools that bring in a lot of structure and clarity to the entire learning process. I am very grateful to Rachel Paling for sharing her knowledge and for creating a thriving community of people who want to develop and grow. Thank you, Rachel!”

Full interview: Natalia Kazik LCC Interview


Fátima Roussado | Portuguese as a Foreign Language teacher, Portugal

“LCC was a fantastic and enriching experience. It was a breath of fresh air. My coachees feel both liberated and committed. Also, I feel that they are truly aware of where they are right now in the learning process. Thank you, Rachel, for the Brain Friendly Grammar Conversations. This is such an important tool when delivering, for instance, the Subjunctive in Portuguese. Hearing my clients say “I want to know more about this” is brilliant!”

Full interview: Fatima Roussado LCC Interview


Alaine Altube| English teacher, Spain

“LCC was a easy-flowing experience. Smooth and familiar. I am more patient, I practice active-listening a lot more and it is all about the students now. I think I have finally found a path to follow that really suits me”

Full interview: Alaine Altube LCC Interview


Gabriela Brugalli Müller | Language teacher, Brazil

“It was really transforming. It’s a whole new way of guiding people to discover a new language. I already feel the impact of the new approach on my coachees. I definitely see them more motivated and aware of their learning processes”

Full interview: Gabriela Brugalli Müller LCC Interview


Evgeniya Medvedeva | Mandarin Chinese/ Russian/ ESL tutor, The Russian Federation

“I found this course very inspirational, it motivated me to look differently not only at my way of teaching, but also at my general attitude. I became a better listener and I am asking more powerful questions, this had a significant impact on my interpersonal relationships. I am definitely better equipped to help language learners to achieve their goals. I also witnessed the “aha moments” which my clients are experiencing, and it’s amazing”

Full interview: Evgeniya Medvedeva LCC Interview


Cheryl Williams | Language Teacher, Malta

“The Neurolanguage Coaching Certificate was the perfect option for my clients and I. I was specifically after something forward thinking.  Neurolanguage Coaching offered that. Through Neurolanguage Coaching we use a ‘brain friendly’ approach. There are many tools that we learn which really help the clients come out of ‘drama’, negative ‘limbic’ reactions and help prioritize their tasks. The approach is so brain friendly that my coachees don’t feel that they’re ‘in’ training, and at the same time their brain is developing the language skills much faster. It’s very professional, effective and efficient. In addition to this I’m seeing the positive impact it’s starting to have on their personal lives too. It’s a win-win situation. Also, in Europe being a fully qualified Advanced Neurolanguage Coach under an accredited institution such as the ICF is an additional asset. “


Monika Vogel | Language Teacher, Switzerland

“Participating at the LCC course was just what I needed to give a new impulse to that moment of my own professional transition. I could feel the positive energy flow. I started to tailor every grammar lesson and left aside books and classic exercises. Giving more space and a more active role to my learners, improves their motivation and strengthens their commitment and self-confidence. I feel empowered to continue and improve my way to deliver highly personalized language training”

Full interview: Monika Vogel LCC Interview


Rita Farkas | Business English trainer, Hungary

“The words that come to my mind if I think of this course are the following: empowering, inspirational, practical and scientifically solid. It made me even more empowered in myself as more understanding, emphatic and accepting and the way my coachees reacted, the way they were shocked and how much they were energized and inspired was absolutely fascinating and confirming”

Full interview: Rita Farkas LCC Interview


Alessandra Gato | Foreign Languages Teacher, Italy

“It made me feel renewed in my mission of coaching people into acquiring and improving their language skills. I am rediscovering myself as an individual and as a professional coach. It feels amazing.”

Full interview: Alessandra Gato LCC Interview


Camille Delefortrie | English and Dutch teacher, Canada

“It was amazing, I really learned a lot!  The coaching principles were very new to me and I am amazed by how helpful they are, even for regular teachers.”

Full interview: Camille Delefortrie LCC Interview






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Upcoming Neurolanguage Coaching® Courses


April 1 - April 28


April 29 - June 5


May 1 - May 31


May 1 - June 2

LCC – Lima, Peru

June 7 - June 9

LCC – Warsaw

June 28 - June 30

LCC – London

July 11 - July 13

LCC – Malta

September 4 - September 6