Invest in yourself and your career with the first and only Neurolanguage Coaching® Certification course in the world.


ELC Neurolanguage Coaching® Certification course is accredited by the ICF (International Coach Federation) with 30 Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) hours, plus 6 hours of Resource Development, plus an internationally recognised CPD (Continuous professional development accreditation). The course has been created and developed by Rachel Paling and is now being delivered worldwide by Rachel and her ELC Licensed Trainers. The course has a very well-balanced ratio of theory and practice with a high degree of active coaching, so you instantly come into practical coaching and “learning by doing”.

The Intensive 3-day Course is divided into blended online and “face to face”, with 3 x two-hour online sessions, then 3 full days of classroom teaching and finally 3 x two hour online sessions. The 3-day Intensive course is held in various locations in the world, see below where you find the next upcoming course.

We have created the Live interactive online programme, consisting of 36 hours of online sessions, for you who find it difficult to come to our 3-day Intensive course venues. 

Virtual Classroom
The sessions are live, in real-time (over Zoom) with Rachel Paling or any of our qualified ELC Trainers® and allow all course participants to interact and share all kinds of media (presentations, whiteboard, video, internet access, etc.) and therefore it is just as interactive as the 3-day Intensive course. See below next upcoming Interactive Online Course.

Rachel Paling 

Director of Efficient Language Coaching Ltd.
Certified & Accredited Neurolanguage Coach and ACC (ICF)
Creator of Neurolanguage Coaching®

Course overview

The ELC Language Coaching Certification® course consists of:

Introduction to Neurolanguage Coaching®: focuses on equipping participants with an understanding of the theory and principles behind coaching and the ability to change our patterns of communication and facilitate powerful learning conversations. The first part of the course focuses on introducing participants to life coaching in general and also to the International Coaching Federation principles and core competences. It also introduces an understanding of the theory and principles behind brain-based coaching and how neuroscientific research can assist in understanding and formulating powerful coaching conversations. The coaching style creates the pathway for participants to really assist and empower others to focus and develop themselves. Participants develop key coaching skills, such as active listening, powerful questioning coaching presence and effective coaching conversations as well as learn to about different coaching models. Participants immediately start with coaching practice to pave the way for the neurolanguage coaching structure and approach.

Neuroscience and Emotional Intelligence: the second part of the course takes participants through the principles of neuroscience, how the brain functions, learns and reacts, building up the knowledge step by step and then understanding how this applies to language learning, The importance of understanding the emotional brain, social pain, and potentially the perfect learning state as well as the respect for each and every learner as individuals.

Neurolanguage Coaching® Skills: focuses on equipping participants with an understanding of the theory and principles behind Neurolanguage coaching and the ability to integrate principles of traditional coaching together with the neuroscience of learning into the language learning process. In effect, Neurolanguage Coaching has a new structure of delivery of the language learning process as well as new models which lay out the foundations of the process, such as the 3Ms and the 5Cs, PACT PQC and the PROGRESS model. Everything we do in the Neurolanguage Coaching process connects back to how the brain reacts and functions, creating an empowering learning process.


The content covered is as follows:

  • What is Language Coaching and Neurolanguage Coaching®? What is it not?
  • Coaching models – can we use them in Language Coaching?
  • Becoming a coach – transforming the directive style
  • Introducing the Brain and principles of neuroscience
  • What is the ideal learning state?
  • Understanding how the coachee learns
  • Applying coaching principles to Language Learning
  • Integrating the principles of neuroscience and coaching into Neurolanguage Coaching®
  • Introducing Neurolanguage Coaching® models/tools and how to use them
  • How to structure Neurolanguage Coaching® sessions
  • Administration of Neurolanguage Coaching® Sessions
  • Neurolanguage Coaching® as an approach and method
  • Application of Neurolanguage Coaching® through the PACT PQC model  – how to transmit grammar through powerful coaching conversations

Learning outcomes

  • Transforms language teacher to language coach with the added knowledge of neuroscience and added depth of emotional intelligence
  • Sets the foundations for coaching and coaching conversations
  • Deepens coaching effectiveness and powerful conversations
  • Enhances active listening and enhances communication skills
  • Gives insights to various coaching models and develops their use in practice
  • Gives insights into how the brain learns, reacts and functions
  • Deepens understanding of language acquisition and the learning process
  • Create understanding of the need for a potential perfect learning state based on principles of neuroscience
  • How to connect Neurolanguage Coaching® to the ICF coaching competencies
  • How to engage coachees into focused learning and sustain their goals with high success rate
  • How to connect and apply new Neurolanguage Coaching® models to the teaching process
  • How to follow the structure and framework of the Neurolanguage Coaching® approach adapted to each individual coachee or group of coachees

Assessment & Certification


To become a Language Coach the participant of the Language Coaching certification training must attend the training course and, after completion of the course, the participant shall submit a recording of a language coaching session which will then be evaluated and assessed with regard to language coaching skills.


After successful completion and assessment participants receive a document certifying their status as a Language Coach and stating the ICF-accredited coaching hours.


Who is the language coaching certification for?

Language teachers and trainers, coaches with language teaching experience/qualification and professionals with a language teaching qualification are all potentially ideal “Language Coaches”. Language Coaches must have the necessary knowledge about the grammatical side of languages. It is not enough to say you are a “language coach” without the linguistic insight and expertise. The necessary preconditions to participate in this course are :

  1. If you are a language teacher/trainer then you must submit a copy of a valid language teaching qualification or demonstrate three years of adult language teaching experience (this can be evidenced with written references from companies or individuals).


  1. If you hold a professional qualification (such as lawyer, doctor, engineer) in a profession in which language for specific purposes is used or have sufficient years of experience in a profession which uses technical vocabulary and language you must still hold or undertake a valid language teaching qualification or demonstrate five years of adult language teaching experience (this can be evidenced with written references from companies or individuals).

Course Fees & Payments

Interactive Online Course & 3-day Intensive Face-to-Face Course

Please contact us for the breakdown of the Course Prices and details of the programme. We also have a number of sponsored places on all our courses, if you feel you may fall within the criteria, do contact us for more information.

Email us at [email protected].

Interviews with Alumni of the Language Coaching Certification Programme

We are in the process of interviewing alumni of the Language Coaching Certification programme to get their detailed feedback as to how the programme has affected them personally and professionally. We will be updating this page regularly – so please keep checking in from time to time if you are interested to read more.

Check HERE for more testimonials.

Mònica Barnés Quintana | Spanish&Catalan Language Trainer, Spain

“The LCC program is inspiring, motivating and an enriching experience. It has given me the opportunity to merge my soft skills together with some new fresh approaches of Coaching and Neuroscience targeted to language learning. The result: powerful language sessions targeted to my learners’ language goals. Thank you, Rachel for sharing all this knowledge with us and for being such a lively and enthusiastic mentor.
It has been a pleasure to learn from you!”

Full interview: Mònica Barnés Quintana LCC Interview

Natalia Kazik | English language trainer, Poland

“The course was also a platform which allowed me to exchange experiences and insights with coaches from all around the world, which was truly invaluable. Since participating in the LCC I have been experimenting with using Polish in my sessions and I immediately noticed that my clients grasp various grammatical structures more quickly. Immediately after the course my teaching became more peaceful and more focused. The course has provided me with tools that bring in a lot of structure and clarity to the entire learning process. I am very grateful to Rachel Paling for sharing her knowledge and for creating a thriving community of people who want to develop and grow. Thank you, Rachel!”

Full interview: Natalia Kazik LCC Interview

Fátima Roussado | Portuguese as a Foreign Language teacher, Portugal

“LCC was a fantastic and enriching experience. It was a breath of fresh air. My coachees feel both liberated and committed. Also, I feel that they are truly aware of where they are right now in the learning process. Thank you, Rachel, for the Brain Friendly Grammar Conversations. This is such an important tool when delivering, for instance, the Subjunctive in Portuguese. Hearing my clients say “I want to know more about this” is brilliant!”

Full interview: Fatima Roussado LCC Interview

Alaine Altube| English teacher, Spain

“LCC was a easy-flowing experience. Smooth and familiar. I am more patient, I practice active-listening a lot more and it is all about the students now. I think I have finally found a path to follow that really suits me”

Full interview: Alaine Altube LCC Interview

Gabriela Brugalli Müller | Language teacher, Brazil

“It was really transforming. It’s a whole new way of guiding people to discover a new language. I already feel the impact of the new approach on my coachees. I definitely see them more motivated and aware of their learning processes”

Full interview: Gabriela Brugalli Müller LCC Interview

Evgeniya Medvedeva | Mandarin Chinese/ Russian/ ESL tutor, The Russian Federation

“I found this course very inspirational, it motivated me to look differently not only at my way of teaching, but also at my general attitude. I became a better listener and I am asking more powerful questions, this had a significant impact on my interpersonal relationships. I am definitely better equipped to help language learners to achieve their goals. I also witnessed the “aha moments” which my clients are experiencing, and it’s amazing”

Full interview: Evgeniya Medvedeva LCC Interview

Cheryl Williams | Language Teacher, Malta

“The Neurolanguage Coaching Certificate was the perfect option for my clients and I. I was specifically after something forward thinking.  Neurolanguage Coaching offered that. Through Neurolanguage Coaching we use a ‘brain friendly’ approach. There are many tools that we learn which really help the clients come out of ‘drama’, negative ‘limbic’ reactions and help prioritize their tasks. The approach is so brain friendly that my coachees don’t feel that they’re ‘in’ training, and at the same time their brain is developing the language skills much faster. It’s very professional, effective and efficient. In addition to this I’m seeing the positive impact it’s starting to have on their personal lives too. It’s a win-win situation. Also, in Europe being a fully qualified Advanced Neurolanguage Coach under an accredited institution such as the ICF is an additional asset. “

Monika Vogel | Language Teacher, Switzerland

“Participating at the LCC course was just what I needed to give a new impulse to that moment of my own professional transition. I could feel the positive energy flow. I started to tailor every grammar lesson and left aside books and classic exercises. Giving more space and a more active role to my learners, improves their motivation and strengthens their commitment and self-confidence. I feel empowered to continue and improve my way to deliver highly personalized language training”

Full interview: Monika Vogel LCC Interview

Rita Farkas | Business English trainer, Hungary

“The words that come to my mind if I think of this course are the following: empowering, inspirational, practical and scientifically solid. It made me even more empowered in myself as more understanding, emphatic and accepting and the way my coachees reacted, the way they were shocked and how much they were energized and inspired was absolutely fascinating and confirming”

Full interview: Rita Farkas LCC Interview

Alessandra Gato | Foreign Languages Teacher, Italy

“It made me feel renewed in my mission of coaching people into acquiring and improving their language skills. I am rediscovering myself as an individual and as a professional coach. It feels amazing.”

Full interview: Alessandra Gato LCC Interview

Camille Delefortrie | English and Dutch teacher, Canada

“It was amazing, I really learned a lot!  The coaching principles were very new to me and I am amazed by how helpful they are, even for regular teachers.”

Full interview: Camille Delefortrie LCC Interview

Choose your next course…

Online Neurolanguage Coaching® courses for Language Teachers

Face to Face Neurolanguage Coaching® courses for Language Teachers

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Face to Face NeuroHeart Education Coaching® courses for teachers of all disciplines

Courses for Qualified Neurolanguage Coaches