According to the International Coach Federation (ICF), coaching means
partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
WorkinEnglish’s teaching and training approach, developed and perfected over the years, is based on a combination of the latest advances in second language acquisition (SLA) and coaching skills, such as:
- co-creating the relationship
- active listening
- powerful questions
- direct communication
- creating awareness
- planning and setting goals
Thanks to our constant support, the participants feel free to experiment, take risks and make mistakes, improving their ability to gain new insights about the language and its most appropriate use.
We identify, alongside the HR department and through business mapping, the English level each role should achieve in order to carry out their job effectively.
We evaluate the English level of the selected employees using the Oxford online smart placement test, integrated with a speaking assessment with our Cambridge examiners.
We analyze the extent of the gap, if any, between the employees’ current level of English and their assigned target level.
We create a fully tailored training pathway for individuals and groups, also considering the frequency and intensity best suited for each company.
With the participants
We regularly adjust the training pathways to incorporate any changes or additional requests from the company or the participant.
We check ongoing progress and, with the participants, the smart and manageable goals they set to be achieved every term.
We integrate into the course a parallel structured self-study pathway to accelerate the participants’ progress and optimize costs for the company.
We encourage the use of an educational platform, where each participant can interact in English with other intra- or inter-company participants.
We motivate our participants to become independent, curious and engaged, thus promoting learning even outside the formal space of the sessions.
ICF - International Coaching Federation
The founder and didactic director of our coaching hub are ICF certified coaches and the concepts and practical techniques of coaching approaches are shared with the rest of the team.
Language acquisition does not require extensive use of conscious grammatical rules and does not require tedious drill. Acquisition requires meaningful interaction in the target language - natural communication - in which speakers are concerned not with the form of their utterances but with the messages they are conveying and understanding.
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