Rob Howard

Business Language Training Institute

Rob Howard is online as an active EFL Teacher, training teachers to build their own freelance businesses as well as teaching Business English and studying Neurolanguage Coaching®.

He is Joint Coordinator for the IATEFL BESIG Web & Online Team, founder and former president of the BRAZ-TESOL BESIG, Online and Video Coordinator for the Visual Arts Circle and has authored and coauthored several books for EFL as well as co-founder with Dorothy Zemach of the Independent Authors & Publishers.

He is a speaker worldwide on Continuing Professional Development, Business Development, Independent Authoring, Technology and Image Presentation and the founder of EFLtalks which was nominated for the 2016 British Council’s ELTon Award for Innovation in Teacher Development. He lives in Poland.

Day 2 – Session 4 – Twenty Three Letter Words to Motivate Autonomy

15/05/2021 @ 12:00 – 12:45 UTC+2

Session overview:

Often times, we get so bogged down in the advanced methodologies, the new best practices, and the latest technological advances so much so that we forget the basics that have made us the successful coaches, teachers, trainers, mentors, and facilitators that we have become.

This talk is meant to take us back to the early steps, ideas, and actions that we used to know, use, and love to build our learners into thriving autonomous users of language, or any other skill that we help nurture within our clients. This talk will use twenty 3-letter words to simplify the message, the intent, and the rationale behind getting back to basics as a refresher for our old best practices.


Conference Accredited by the International Coaching Federation. By attending the conference in full, you will get 16 ICF credits (5 Core Competencies + 11 Resource Development)