​Customized coaching plans to meet your individual needs.

How customized are ECP online coaching plans?

Take a look at these diverse examples of customized coaching plans for individual clients:

Client 1: Pierre, a manager

Pierre works for a company that has international teams. He has a new management position, and he needs to be able to run these team meetings. His level of English is intermediate (CEFR B1 / TOEIC 550)

a 12-week goal

After 12 weeks, Pierre will be able to run a business meeting. This means (a) opening, (b) maintaining, and (c) closing the meeting.

a 1-day plan

Coaching session: Learn how to ask and answer questions about products. Receive personalized feedback from his coach. (30 minutes)
Independent activities: Listen to recordings of meeting participants offering ideas, summarize the key details (30 minutes). Watch recordings of meetings, and then rate the meeting leader’s openings and closings as “appropriate” or “inappropriate” (30 minutes).
Support: Receive a daily check-in from his coach, and send any questions he has about the independent activities and his learning progress.

a 1-week assessment

Watch recordings of meetings, and then rate the meeting leader’s openings and closings as “appropriate” or “inappropriate”, with 90% accuracy.
Listen to recordings of meeting participants offering ideas, and after each recording summarize key details with 100% accuracy.
In a 10-minute simulation of a one-to-one meeting, ask questions about a product with 90% accuracy in form.

Client 2: Katya, an engineer

Katya is an engineer and she is planning to participate in professional conferences. She needs to be able to give research presentations in English. Her level of English is advanced (CEFR C1 / TOEFL 95)

a 12-week goal

After 12 weeks, Katya will be able to give a research presentation in English. This means (a) preparing graphics with effective English, (b) preparing a script with accurate English grammar and vocabulary, (c) speaking English clearly while presenting, and (d) answering audience questions in English.

a 1-day plan

Coaching session: Learn effective sentence structures for presentation slides. Receive personalized feedback from her coach. (30 minutes)
Independent activities: Listen to recordings of presentations and repeat what the presenter says (shadowing) (15 minutes). Make a recording while reading a script of a short presentation (30 minutes).
Support: Receive a daily check-in from her coach, and send any questions she has about the independent activities and her learning progress.

a 1-week assessment

Look at slides from presentations and rate the sentence structure as “effective” or “ineffective”, with 90% accuracy.
Write a script for a presentation, with 90% accuracy in form.
Read out loud a script for a presentation, with 90% accuracy in pronunciation.
Listen to questions about a presentation and summarize them with 100% accuracy in content.

Client 3: Roberto, an athlete

Roberto is a professional soccer player. He needs to be able to communicate with teammates, managers, and the media in English. His level of English is elementary (CEFR A2 / TOEIC 250)

a 12-week goal

After 12 weeks, Roberto will be able to give a TV interview in English. This means (a) understanding questions, (b) answering questions accurately (information, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation), and (c) answering questions fluently. 

a 1-day plan

Coaching session: Learn strategies for answering interview questions (e.g., have some generic answers ready). Receive personalized feedback from his coach. (30 minutes)
Independent activities: Listen to recordings of interviews and write down the questions (15 minutes). Make a recording while describing a goal in a recent game (15 minutes).
Support: Receive a daily check-in from his coach, and send any questions he has about the independent activities and his learning progress.

a 1-week assessment

Watch recordings of interviews and rate the answers as “effective” or “ineffective”, with 90% accuracy.
Listen to recordings of interviews and repeat the questions with 100% accuracy in content. 
In a 2-minute simulation of an interview, answer questions with 100% accuracy in content and 80% accuracy in form.

Client 4: Chieko, a test taker

Chieko works at a company where employees are rewarded for improving their scores on the TOEIC. She took the TOEIC before and scored 600. Now she needs to get a higher score on the TOEIC. Her level of English is intermediate (CEFR B1 / TOEIC 600)

a 12-week goal

After 12 weeks, Chieko will be able to get a significantly higher score on the TOEIC. This means (a) successfully completing listening items (photographs, question-response, conversations, talks), (b) successfully completing reading items (incomplete sentences, text completion, reading comprehension), and (c) using test-taking strategies to save time. 

a 1-day plan

Coaching session: Learn test-taking strategies (e.g., make predictions about what she will hear and read). Receive personalized feedback from her coach. (30 minutes)
Independent activities: Do shadowing with example TOEIC listening items (20 minutes). Learn vocabulary from a frequency list (20 minutes).
Support: Receive a daily check-in from her coach, and send any questions she has about the independent activities and her learning progress.

a 1-week assessment

In a simulated TOEIC, do listening items (photographs, question-response, conversations, talks) with 80% accuracy. 
In a simulated TOEIC, do reading items (incomplete sentences, text completion, reading comprehension) with 80% accuracy.

Client 5: Abeo, a student

Abeo wants to apply to study in a graduate program at a university in the United States. He needs to be able to create a strong application. His level of English is upper intermediate (CEFR B2 / TOEFL 85)

a 12-week goal

After 12 weeks, Abeo will be able to write a strong statement of purpose. This means (a) making a strong argument that he will be successful in that program, (b) giving the statement a clear organizational structure, and (c) using accurate grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation. 

a 1-day plan

Coaching session: Learn strategies for making an argument in a statement of purpose, for example including details about the program that he is applying to. Receive personalized feedback from his coach. (30 minutes)
Independent activities: Read examples of statements of purpose and identify “effective” and “ineffective” use of details (45 minutes).
Support: Receive a daily check-in from his coach, and send any questions he has about the independent activities and his learning progress.

a 1-week assessment

Read statements of purpose and rate the use of details as “effective” or “ineffective”, with 90% accuracy.
Write a 250-word statement of purpose that describes details about the program that he is applying to, with 100% accuracy in content.

Did you know ... ?

For English coaching to be worthwhile, it has to be helpful in new situations. For example, if a client’s purpose for coaching is to be able to participate in business meetings in English, it is essential that in future business meetings, the client will be able to apply everything that was learned during coaching. This is called learning transfer, and it has been one of the most important research topics in psychology for over a century.

​The ECP coaching team has internationally-recognized expertise in learning transfer in second language education. (Read more)

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