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Networking in Covid-19 times

23rd May, 2:00 to 4:00 pm Webinar

The Events Committee cordially invites you to the first of our series of socially distant informal meetings to network, chat and catch up with friends and colleagues. The meeting is via Zoom and depending on participation, we may go into break out rooms. The Zoom meeting opens at 2:00pm and you are free to come and go as you please. Come and join us for a socially distant cup of tea, coffee, and cake - or any other drink and snack of your choice!

When: 23rd May, 2:00 to 4:00pm

Zoom details:


Meeting-ID: 974 2525 0901

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Do let us know if you are attending by responding on our Doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/d3yevfy5f5p2wttb

20 June, 2:00 to 4:00 pm Webinar

No time, no motivation, no textbook: A new classroom reality

Presented by Gabriella Kovács

An overview of unique language coaching tools with practical implementation to fit your professional experience and your learners’ learning environment. Balancing a combination of theory (50 mins), demo coaching (20 mins) and practice (50 mins) to address issues language teachers and trainers are facing in turbulent times.

Wouldn’t you just love to assign more of the responsibility of learning to the learner?...

How can language coaching do that? What could work in place of a traditional needs analysis? How can you identify needs and create room for more freedom together with language learners? What do you do if your learners do not want a textbook, feel numbed by handouts and ’just want to talk’? How can you make meaningful, relevant discussions that are learner-led?

We will be:

  • Increasing awareness of language learners when tackling challenges by using specifically tailored LC tools
  • Building dialogues that makes decision-making and responsibility easier to handle for learners
  • Understanding the difference between a classroom language exercise and a LC tool-based activity
  • Creating a framework for making the whole language learning / BE process supporting learner autonomy and metacognition

Through this workshop we will aim to discover learner needs, work on handling the 3 top excuses and challenge traditional approaches to texbooks.

How will we do this?

  • Dissecting definitions, approaches to coaching vs. teaching/training
  • Specifying what situations it is worth applying the framework of language coaching within given language learning environments
  • Simply doing it: language coaching in practice through demo coaching + reflections
  • Working with language coaching tools in pair- and small group work – platform permitting

This workshop has been designed by Australian-born Gabriella Kovács ACC, an internationally certified language coach, business communication trainer (B.Ed., M.A.), mentor and teacher trainer. She is behind the idea of founding an inclusive organisation to support all professionals interested in language coaching, which has become ILCA, The International Language Coaching Association https://internationallanguagecoaching.com/.

She works with her private and corporate clients on various language and communication projects. She is supportive of the work of IATEFL BESIG and contributes to websites and FB groups with guest blog posts.

Her latest article is on hltmag.co.uk and https://eltabbjournal.com/language-coaching-in-present-day-english-teaching

Her mission is to add dimension to ongoing language learning practices and call attention to a more holistic approach for language teachers. She is based in Hungary and contributes to professional events by leading truly interactive workshops for language professionals. Contact: internationallangcoach@gmail.com

Please let us know if you're attending by responding to the Doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/dqc4uhcbhzsfcgwe

The event is will be held on Zoom. Details of this will follow.

Dates of upcoming events

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Saturday, 19 September 2020, 14:00 – 18:00

Saturday, 14 November 2020, 14:00 – 18:00

Saturday, 5 December 2020, 14:00 – 20:00.


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