Pilot - The Language Facilitator

Transition teaching & coaching to digitally-facilitated learning

Facilitated by Thompson Language Center

No schedules on the calendar

Who is it for

Learning level

Learner profile


Online or face to face, training is traditionally equated with listening. Does any application of learning occur? When lectures end, learners pass tests and collect certificates before re-entering society with no authentic shift in their ability to utilize new material. In a facilitator-led Learning Circle innovative content is constructively designed for experiential learning - learning by doing.



Past Educational experiences and related problems are categorized as:
(1) TEACHING AND TRAINING – Information vs. skills oriented with no accountability to learners

(2) COACHING - Individual-based, customized and performance driven, but un-scalable
(3) VIRTUAL ONLINE – Leading edge technology featuring outdated, ineffective content


A Facilitator's role is to enable and encourage team members to access and evaluate information patterns; not serve as a domain expert or be the source of facts or knowledge. Facilitators guide the double and triple loop Learning Circle continuum wherein participants take responsibility for the frequency and quality of their contributions, and ultimately for their own learning.
What the process means for participants is they practice their way to success while contributing to each and every member of the group. Collective intelligence is a by-product of sharing, testing, questioning, evaluating, and adopting ideas in space where it is safe to learn. Pattern focus, creativity, and team dynamics, provide a foundation for autonomy and lifelong learning.

Key Learnings

  • Differentiate teaching, coaching and facilitating

  • Build generous learning environments, lead by example

  • Develop facilitation skills, whereby mistakes become opportunities

  • Forward global solutions through diversity and inclusion

  • Enjoy employment possibilities that validate, empower and contribute to others



Learning stakeholder


Topics and agenda

  • 1. A Warm Welcome

    Orientation | 30 Minutes

    Get on board, familiarize yourself and prepare yourself for practice

    To achieve a sense of comfort

  • 2. Getting to Know You

    Ice Break | 30 Minutes

    Share something about yourself and get to know your peers

    To get to know each other

  • 3. How it works

    Getting Started | 30 Minutes

    An overview on the daily practice steps, schedule and expectations

    To get familiarized and ready

  • 4. Pronunciation

    Research |

  • 5. Word Stress

    Research |

  • 6. Sentence Stress

    Research |

  • 7. Linking

    Research |

  • 8. Expressions

    Research |

  • 9. Thompson Vowel Chart

    Research | 30 Minutes

  • 10. Non-Verbal Communications

    Research |

  • 11. Success Markers

    Progress Grid | 30 Minutes

    A process of assessing your communication skills level

    To get a better understanding of your capabilities

  • 12. Mid-Program Review

    Feedback | 20 Minutes

    Check up on your experience

    To garner feedback

  • 13. Role identifier

    Self Assessment | 30 Minutes

    Differentiating Teacher, Coach and Facilitator

    Can you be a language facilitator?

  • 14. Facilitation Toolkits

    Analysis | 30 Minutes

    For the facilitator and participant

    To delineate responsibilities

  • 15. The Progress Grid

    Research | 30 Minutes

  • 16. The Effective Communicator E2

    Case Study |

  • 17. Strategies & Solutions

    Research & Analysis | 30 Minutes

  • 18. The Effective Communicator E3

    Facilitated Learning | 45 Minutes

    Practice Listening, Speaking Reading and Writing skills

    To develop your proficiency and fluency in English Language

  • 19. Practicum & Piloting

    Field trial |

  • 20. Final Self Assessment

    Evaluation | 20 Minutes

    Evaluate yourselves on the key communication skills

    To measure specific results

  • 21. Review & Reflection

    Giving Feedback | 30 Minutes

    A place to share your thoughts, ideas and feedback on your practice experience

    To review, reflect and share feedback


Judy Thompson

Dissatisfied with contemporary methods of teaching ESL which often left learners without the speaking skills and confidence they needed to succeed, I innovated and pioneered my own ESL instruction programs. My methods, renowned for their radical approach to teaching are based on how students learn and unique insights into language patterns that are always true. My material has been instrumental in assisting millions world-wide with more effective ways of acquiring English proficiency.

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Thompson Language Center

Thompson Language Center is a globally acclaimed English instruction organization which offers a boutique of services including one-on-one coaching; ESL instructor training; keynote speaking and a broad range of publications and resources for guiding both instructors and learners of English.

The organization continues to grow and adapt to the changing world, with practical, fun and engaging methods to help individuals communicate seamlessly in international environments.