Mastering a foreign language means, first of all, knowing how the language functions, by knowing the grammar rules, using precise vocabulary in the right situation, mastering spelling, imitating the pronunciation of the words as well as possible etc. That is what we call language training. But this is by no means enough: every student strives to appear as spontaneous and professional as possible in the foreign language.
Knowledge of the language can only be optimally tested when students can communicate in concrete situations with native speakers, can ask for information, understand explanations, etc. This is only possible if students have built up the necessary self-confidence as well as the necessary knowledge. This occurs through language coaching.
Language coaching is necessary at every point of language training, at every stage of the learning process. It contributes to students’ motivation and self-confidence. Its aim is to alleviate any blockages, give students self-confidence and help them to rid themselves of negative fear of failure. The more confidence grows, the better the language level will evolve.
In professional language courses in organisations and companies teachers give support and advice on specific tasks during language coaching. This guidance is very important for leading meetings / writing and giving presentations, conference speeches / negotiating / applying for jobs and doing job interviews etc. Speakers must be professional and easy to understand (correct pronunciation, correct stress and correct intonation) so that their message comes over well. They must be able to answer questions from the public fast and effectively too.