My English Immersion Coach role involves:

  • assisting the immersion teachers with all matters relating to the English language
  • proofreading any written handouts, vocabulary lists, tests or exams
  • observing teachers' lessons and providing in-depth language feedback
  • analysing recorded lessons as above
  • coaching teachers privately for the likes of the Cambridge Proficiency exam
  • organising workshops for pupils writing Matura papers in English
  • correcting Matura papers that have been written in English
  • researching specific topics so that they can be used in class
  • recommending suitable English textbooks or multimedia material
  • correcting pupils' written and oral work
  • producing handouts clarifying common errors
  • team teaching during lab lessons
  • creating feedback questionnaires for completion by immersion pupils
  • conducting quick placement tests and preparing statistics
  • maintaining immersion libraries
  • interviewing prospective immersion teachers on behalf of headmasters
  • establishing contacts in the UK regarding possible class visits
  • organising internal workshops for immersion teachers
  • networking on behalf of immersion teachers
  • communicating with the English teachers of immersion classes regarding language needs

  • 2021 by Colin Browne, Zurich, Switzerland