Supporting language learners for workplace communication

  • Session C

Presenter(s): Gabriella Kovacs and Carrie McKinnon

sponsored by ILCA (The International Language Coaching Association)

This interactive workshop addresses coaching from the perspective of how it supports autonomous language learning and communication development for adults. Language coaching is an applied methodology incorporating coaching fundamentals into the language learning context. After a brief contextualization of the theme, attendees learn techniques and activities to apply that increase efficiency and decrease stress around challenging scenarios for learners. We will explore a novel framework that moves away from planning, expectations, and fixed solutions towards a fresh perspective focusing on guiding and supportive actions. Teachers open to understanding how coaching can be applied will enable confident learners/users to communicate in the workplace to learn and succeed with more motivation and resilient learning strategies.