A Coach Approach to Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Talking about creating a Thinking Environment in Class

Conference talks in 2016 around the topic of  applying the 10 components of a Thinking Environment in my university classes:

+ In Paris, at the TESOL France colloquium.
+ In Munich, at the BESIG conference.
+ In Birmingam, at the IATEFL conference.

The Thinking Environment is a way of being in the world

Developed by coach, Nancy Kline, The Thinking Environment lends itself beautiful to the learning environment.

Demand High in ELT

Jim Schrivener and Adrian Underhil developed an approach that enables learners to show how much more they are capable of. Instead of "covering material", we focus on the potential for deep learning.

Very pleased and excited to announce the publication of A-Z of Coaching. Co-authored with Ben Dobbs, edited by Catriona Watson-Brown and published by Julie Pratten of Academic Study Kit.

Ben and I have written a collection of thought-provoking photocopiable activties for ELT teachers who are intrested in applying coach-approach teaching methods.


You can order a hard copy from the Cambridge International Book Center

and a digital copy from Intrinsic Books.


For other books in the A-Z series, go to the Academic Study Kit site. There is a wide range of topics, and more in the pipeline.