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The Top Language Coaches

The Top Language Coaches language coaches  / 7th June 2022

Want to learn a new language easily and effectively? A language coach is what you need. A language coach helps you in learning a new language in the most efficient and effective way through exceptional learning tactics. 

Learning from a language coach means learning from his/her years of experience and learning all the key insights that you might miss otherwise.

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A language coach identifies your weaknesses in learning and provides the best feedback that helps you learn significantly. 

Each language coaches, each with their custom style trying to help their clients gain success in all forms, and asked them what’s unique about their coaching and what has endorsed their massive success.

Do you think you or a coach that you know deserves to be featured as a top language coach? If yes, then fill out this form and we will consider your application and get in touch with you for the next steps.

Gabriella Kovács

Australian-born Gabriella Kovács MA, PCC is an internationally certified language coach with ICF, a business communication trainer, language teacher, teacher trainer, international speaker and author of A Comprehensive Language Coaching Handbook (2022, Pavilion Publications and Media). Working in a corporate environment with clients she also works closely with language teachers to add to their coaching skill sets. She co-founded ILCA, the International Language Coaching Association, supporting language practitioners globally.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

The scope of my coaching is based on twin pillars:  training language professionals and corporate client communication coaching. I specialise in adding dimension to ongoing language learning education and have co-created the groundbreaking FEEL programme for teachers to apply through ILCA. I work with a holistic, learner-centred approach in language acquisition processes and improve corporate communication for multinational clients. We host regular free international language teaching events and have recently organised the First International Language Coaching Conference in London. These activities contribute to strong interest around an emerging niche: coaching in language education.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

Difficult to put a finger on one contributing factor, but remaining curious and open to support teachers, whom I also learn from through their questions and diverse backgrounds. Regarding approaches, I’d highlight Appreciative Inquiry, also through the works of  the late Zoltán Dörnyei on motivation , Sarah Mercer on psychology in language education, Todd Cherches’ Visual Coaching and the works of Adam Grant, Christian van Nieuwerburgh and a blend of mentoring and facilitation, cross-cultural and digital communication frameworks.

Akari Piotrowski

I was born in Japan and am now based in Europe. I am the online Japanese language teacher&coach, and also the founder&owner of the language project “Mochifika”.

I help various Japanese learners around the world. I have a high passion for teaching&learning languages, besides my native language Japanese, I speak more than 5 languages.

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The sessions with me are completely different from school. I guide students to take the nervousness out of the new language and speak with confidence

What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

In traditional Japanese language education and school, students repeat boring grammar or simply repeat sentences for no purpose. However, my sessions are definitely different from these old-school teaching methods.

Sessions with me are always student-center and interactive. They can start talking about themselves in Japanese even absolutely beginners from day 1.

In a session with me, students can experience the joy of learning the language and feel it as a more familiar one. This experience can also be applied to language learning other than Japanese.

This is because I am not just a person who has studied Japanese language education, but I can offer and propose various activities based on my experience of learning various languages.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

Difficult to put a finger on one contributing factor, but remaining curious and open to support teachers, whom I also learn from through their questions and diverse backgrounds. Regarding approaches, I’d highlight Appreciative Inquiry, also through the works of  the late Zoltán Dörnyei on motivation , Sarah Mercer on psychology in language education, Todd Cherches’ Visual Coaching and the works of Adam Grant, Christian van Nieuwerburgh and a blend of mentoring and facilitation, cross-cultural and digital communication frameworks.

Beáta Kovács

I work as a qualified language and career coach. I am also a trainer and mentor of language learners and teachers. Besides private coaching clients, I teach business English and communication skills development at Budapest Business School, Hungary.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

With language coaching, I support clients to overcome any obstacles they encounter when learning a foreign language. I help them get rid of their limiting beliefs, become self-confident, and apply learning techniques that suit their individuality the best. I also help them prepare for foreign language challenges like giving presentations in English. During career coaching I support people to uncover the career they want, make a transition to a new career and prepare for successful job interviews. With my unique program, I also train and mentor teachers of foreign languages from all over Hungary to become instructors using a coaching mindset. All these fields of my career activities are driven by a solution-focused coaching attitude.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The key to my coaching success is my continuous self-development and openness to discovering and experimenting with new coaching tools and techniques. I have been developing and applying numerous self-made coaching tools and activities to help my coachees reach their goals with outstanding outcomes. It is my mission to popularize language coaching and get more and more people acquainted with it in the foreign language classroom and in the corporate environment as well.

Robert Kos

Robert Kos is a language coach and author based in Paris. Originally from Sydney, he has worked with clients across Asia, Europe, and Australia, providing training for staff of multinational corporations including top Silicon Valley companies. He helps clients to fine-tune their presentations, shape public messaging campaigns, and to communicate for maximum engagement.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I work on a highly-individualized basis, with the unique characteristics of each person (or company) front and center. Since the heart of effective communication is authenticity, I take my clients beyond models to build true connections with their audience. Additionally, my years of international experience have given me the ability to navigate the challenges associated with intercultural communication.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

As a professional writer, I know the secrets of harnessing the power of language. When to be clear and direct, how to capture an audience with a story, and how to layer complex messages. In a world where business success is increasingly linked to soft skills, excellent communication is the best way to stand out from the pack. By helping my clients to access this power, I help them to get ahead.

Kathy J. Ellis

Kathy Ellis has been an educator for over 40 years. Kathy has served as a language coach, director, professor, program designer, international student advisor, and intercultural communication and language trainer. Kathy was raised as a small-town USA girl, but through a series of events has learned two languages, resided in six countries, and traveled to over 40 countries. Kathy is an awarded teacher, trainer, and poet. Retirement is not in her vocabulary.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Coaching requires practice and I work with a diversity of people from refugees to international CEOs. I work with my heart and soul. Formal education and experiences work in my mind.  I listen to the said and unsaid. I explore the unknowns. Addressing the mindset is critical and so are the results. I offer unique perspectives from varied work and life experiences and trust my intuitive and insightful nature. I am a warm and curious person, love humor, and appreciate what each person offers. Colleagues, friends, and clients feel these aspects.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing is to never stop learning. The tool bag is never full enough. 

The additional single most important thing is getting referrals. About 85% of my business is from referrals.

Jennie Reed

Jennie Reed has set up a business to help those people who teach English, and who have another mother tongue, to feel confident in their English language skills, with a special focus on pronunciation.  Working together increases the teachers’ confidence in their ability to help others, so that they can have an English-only classroom, enjoy their career and of course inspire lots of students in the process.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

I support teachers of English, by helping them understand aspects of pronunciation in English which are different from their own language, giving them the tools, not only to improve their own pronunciation, but also that of their students.  This allows them to gain control of their English skills and enhance their language teaching ability.  By immersing their students in an English environment, they get better results as their learners become fluent speakers of English, which in turn leads to greater job satisfaction.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

The single most important thing for me is the network of passionate teachers which is growing around me every single day.  They inspire me to offer a great service, so that they can achieve the results they want, in order to help their students become independent English speakers.  Fundamentally, we learn from each other and, therefore, we help each other become better at what we do.

Rachel Paling

Rachel is the creator of Neurolanguage Coaching®, transforming language teachers into professional language coaches with one of the only worldwide courses that are certified by ELC and accredited by the ICF. Currently, she is developing Neuroheart Education, a new concept for any teacher. She holds BA Hons  Law/Spanish, MA Human Rights, MA Applied Neuroscience, MA Neuroeducation, qualified UK Lawyer, 35 yrs language teaching experience, and is a PCC ICF Coach.

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What do you do differently or how is your coaching different from others?

Neurolanguage Coaching for language teachers and Neuroheart Education for teachers of any discipline and based on the integration of neuroscience principles and professional coaching competences into the learning process to create more personalized, efficient, and potentially faster ways of learning. Learners experience a calm relaxed learning space that facilitates and stimulates scaffolding and new insights and enhances their ability to learn and memorize. It totally transforms teachers who then skilfully can use compassionate coaching conversations and share insights into how the brain learns, creating a unique learning experience for 21st-century learners.

What according to you has been the single most important thing that has contributed to your success as a coach?

Patience, consistency, and continued self-observation are the three things that I would say have contributed to being a successful coach. The three perspectives of Metacognition are absolutely key: learning how to learn; understanding how to improve cognitive skills and persistent awareness of self and others. This opens up the depth and dimensions to a much more personalised, sensitized, compassionate way of coaching and in particular for teachers and a learning environment.

Valérie Janssen

My name is Valérie Janssen and I am the founder of YOUR LANGUAGE COACH. I studied English and French to teach at secondary schools and German as a foreign language with minors in linguistics, literature and culture (Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich). I travelled a lot and in the course of my studies and internships I temporarily lived in Canada, France and Southeast Asia.

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My passion for languages and foreign cultures has been reinforced, and thanks to theoretical and practical knowledge, I have developed excellent cross-cultural skills. I have turned my passion into my profession and work in my hometown, Munich, Germany. Today I offer German language courses (all levels A1-C2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEF) and professional application coaching in German. I competently prepare and tutor non-native speakers at this crucial stage of their career. Furthermore I offer various language and proofreading services as well as communication support.

Nikki Bannister

I’ve been an educator for over fifteen years! I worked as a classroom teacher in both public and private school settings, and provided individualized support and instruction as a private tutor (my first business!) for over a decade. I also worked in local government for four years as a bilingual trainer to new employees.

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Now, I am an online language coach through my own business, Nikki Bannister Language Coaching, where I can focus on helping adult students CRUSH their goals in a second language with my ever-creative, always effective, natural approach!

Olesia Kobylskaia

I was born in Saint Petersburg, where I studied at a school with in-depth study of German. In 2016 I moved to Italy to study foreign languages and literature at university, Russian and English being the languages of specialization. I completed my bachelor’s degree with honours in summer 2019.

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And since foreign languages have always been my passion, I eventually decided to make it my profession. Later on, I took several courses at the most advanced Russian institutions, which allowed me to bring my teaching skills to the next level. You can see all my certifications below or in my Instagram Stories Highlights.

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Scottie Spurzem

I am the English Language Coach. I help international business people communicate more effectively and comfortably in American English. I do this virtually or in person in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a native speaker of American English, a CELTA certified teacher and a former Investor Relations Consultant, I help people gain the confidence needed to improve and master their conversations, presentations, emails et al in English.

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Nicole Kaup

I help engineers, business people and healthcare professionals just like you uncover the specific issues in their speech that limit communication, and then create a systematic plan to overcome those issues and speak clear, confident English. I offer you an efficient and effective way to improve your speech.

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With my help, you will see real improvement in your speech within a few months, and you will feel the confidence to speak to anyone in any situation. Your improved English and confidence will allow you to reach your full potential at work, in your career, and in life. If you would like to learn more about how to reduce your foreign accent and speak more confidently, schedule a free 30 minute video consultation with me to learn how.

Conclusion

There you have it, you’ve just read about the industry’s top language coaches.

What has been your biggest takeaway from this?

Let me know in the comment section below.

It’s massively inspiring to see these coaches achieving so much; living a life of abundance and freedom while making a positive contribution in the lives of countless people. 

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Do you think you or a coach that you know deserves to be featured as a top language coach? If yes, then fill out this form and we will consider your application and get in touch with you for the next steps.

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