International Language Coaching Association

What Is Language Coaching?

The ILCA Definition of Language Coaching

Language coaching is a learner-led process aimed at creating optimal target language acquisition while working towards effective international communication skills in order to reach future-related goals.

The framework is based on strategies utilizing intrinsic motivation and developing awareness, where the coaching practice develops and refines learning skills. Both parties (coach and coachee) share responsibility for the process and its success equally, with coachees taking ownership of their own learning and development.

As a result of the process, the coachee will learn to gain control of their language learning and target language communication processes for general or workplace purposes.

The ILCA Definition of Language Coaching

A language coaching approach is a unified approach incorporating coaching tools into a language teaching setting that aims to promote shared learning responsibility between the instructor and learner while improving learner autonomy and teaching effectiveness.

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