What is the difference between teaching and coaching?

These two terms are often used interchangeably; however, you should know that there is a difference.

Teaching

Teaching is focused on learning and the acquisition of new knowledge. A teacher uses their knowledge to help learners become acquainted with a new subject or more knowledgeable in a particular area. When it comes to a new language, teachers are great and essential when you are just starting to learn the basics of phonetics, grammar and vocabulary; but if you want to refine your skills – that is when trainers and coaches can help you the most. Additionally, teaching sometimes can feel like a one-way communication, learners can feel bored or disconnected with the teacher or have unreasonable goals. A good teacher may be able to get you past a particular problem, however, within a short period of time another problem will appear. An effective coach won’t only help you get past the particular issue holding you back, but at the same time will help you identify the cause of the problems.

Training

Training is about building language and communication skills as well as transferring knowledge with a pragmatic approach and hands-on activities. A traditional teacher focuses on the knowledge of a language (for example: vocabulary and grammar). A trainer’s focus is mainly on trying to find the best way to use practical activities for a learner to acquire a particular skill or concept (speaking, listening, grammar, etc.)

Coaching

Coaching is focused on the refinement and development of your already learned language skills. As a coach, I will do my best to connect with my learners at a deeper level by incorporating trust and compassion into our lessons. It is important to adapt to the moment and give you time and space so you can reach your goals. This kind of approach helps build up skills for your future growth.

As your coach, I would help you:
  • Define and clarify your language goals.
  • Develop an action plan to reach those goals.
  • Monitor your progress.
  • Ensure that you remain focused and moving towards achieving your predetermined goals.
  • Become more attentive to areas of your performance so you can improve in those areas.
  • Have access to effective techniques in language learning, as required.
Overview

To sum up, rather than focusing on the traditional notion of how much a learner has learned, I would rely on the notion of how independent a learner has become. The objective of my coaching sessions would be to assist you, the learner, in self-reflection and critical evaluation of your usage of the English language as well as to assist you in defining and using the tools you need to progress. As a team, we would reach that goal together.

Who I can be helpful for

Professionals

Professionals

Ambition professional who would like to develop their English skills, their general language skills as well as their overall communication...

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Individuals

Individuals

Motivated people who would like to go forward and take their English abilities to an advanced level. This is not only about improving your...

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Candidates

Candidates

All people who need English for a specific goal, such as doing some testing, taking an exam or attending a particular event, have 3 things in...

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