Welcome to Language Coaching!
I believe that to become proficient language speakers we must learn to control our bodies and minds in order to employ the language skill we have acquired so that comprehensible and meaningful language interactions can be shared with others. Just as athletes, musicians and dancers train so that their skills become second nature so that nerves do not have an effect on their performances, we can coach our language students to a high level of language skill by acknowledging how biology and psychology impact how we communicate when we are under stress.
Integrating skills, minimizing content and practicing under pressure are strategies for preparing our language learners for what using a new language is like when English is not an option. Our greatest achievement is to build our students' confidence in their own skill while instilling a love for languages and cultures besides their own.
Freelance Design (by the hour or by the item)
“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
The Language Coaching Mission:
To strive to encourage world language teachers to coach their students towards becoming true speakers of other languages through authentic, integrated learning experiences, focusing on meaningful language and practicing for proficiency.
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All of Amy Lenord's publicly posted publications are free for printing. Using them in other presentations or events is also free provided that the author is contacted prior to the event and accredited during the event.