WELCOME TO KEC

ABOUT KEC

Kamiya English Coaching (KEC) was founded in May 2010 by Emi Kamiya to provide a unique, new and effective approach for improving your English conversation and communication skills. At KEC, there are no teachers and students. No textbooks. Instead, you work one-on-one with an experienced coach who helps you to draw a road map for taking steps toward the improvements you seek. Our unique Coaching Method enables you to become an active, independent, and self-advancing learner of English. *Our programs are designed exclusively for Japanese learners of English.

OUR MISSION

At Kamiya English Coaching, our mission is to help learners to: • Discover their own potential, and set their own goals and objectives • Work independently and autonomously to improve their skills of communication in English • Develop the skills necessary for continuous learning and achieving their long-term goals

THE KEC COACHING METHOD

KEC Coaching Method was developed by our coach Emi Kamiya, to incorporate her knowledge of Communication studies, techniques of Conversation Analysis, and techniques of Coaching into language learning. Coaching Method® is a registered trademark of KEC, filed in the Japan Patent Office.

THE FEATURES

KEC’s Coaching Method has these 4 features: - "No two learners are the same" - Enables bespoke curricula - Maximizes the benefit of learners - Supports lifelong learning

HOW IT WORKS

To design a course especially for you, you will: 1. Record an English conversation of yourself and an English-speaking partner of your choice (The recorded conversation will become the basis for improving your abilities to communicate in English); 2. Playback, hear and critique your own performance; 3. Transcribe the conversation and start analyzing the way you and your partner communicate with each other; and 4. Evaluate your own performance so you will gain greater understanding of your strengths and areas for improvement. Lessons on specific areas, including vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation, will be given when necessary. Throughout the journey, your coach will always be beside you and encourage your learning. By the end of the KEC experience you will have the skills to independently navigate your own learning.

THE COACH

Emi Kamiya

QUALIFICATIONS

Certified Advanced Neurolanguage Coach (since 2016) Certified Language Coach (since 2014) Emi is the first Language Coach from Asia to be accredited and certified by ICF (International Coach Federation) PhD Candidate in Curriculum and Instruction: Concentration in English Language Education (To be completed in 2017) MA in Communication (2010) MS in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (2007) EIKEN/Test in Practical English Proficiency Grade 1 TOEIC/Test of English for International Communication 990/Full Japanese Language Teaching Certification Kanji Aptitude Test Level Pre-1 Profile on Language Coach Network

TEACHING EXPERIENCES

English as a Foreign Language (Japan: Various educational settings, all age groups) Japanese as a Foreign Language (US: College) English as a Second Language (US: College) Teaching Practicum for TESOL (US: Graduate school) Second Language Acquisition Theories (US: Graduate school)

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

TED: Translator and Language Coordinator English Learning Checkup: Free consultation for Japanese learners of English TED Translation as a Language Learning Tool: Free online workshop

THE COURSE

The KEC Communication and English Conversation Course will take you on a guided journey from your current level of conversation to a place of greater confidence in your ability to converse on your own. Greater confidence in your own abilities comes with having a coach as your guide instead of a traditional teacher. A coach works as a partner in your learning with you, the learner, taking the lead role in how quickly and in what direction you want to learn.

FLEXIBLE TIMELINE FOR ALL LEARNING STYLES

The curriculum is normally finished in 3 months. We allow an extension of an additional 3 months (6 months in total). The course is easily accessible online and you regularly meet your coach via Skype. The KEC program fits you regardless of time, place, and your so-called learning style.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

The KEC program is specifically designed for Japanese learners of English who are serious about improving their English proficiency and communication skills. Basic computer skills and some experience of speaking English are required.

TESTIMONIALS

Emi’s qualifications, experience and empathy combine to make her an outstanding language coach. During the course she took with me, I was impressed by her mastery of language, her deep knowledge of language teaching skills, and her sensitivity to the subtleties involved in coaching. I am convinced that Emi will be extraordinarily successful as one of the first Japanese accredited and certified language coaches. I enthusiastically recommend her and Kamiya English Coaching to individuals and businesses alike. With Emi as your language coach, you will learn quickly and enjoy lasting results.



Rachel M. Paling Director, Efficient Language Coaching
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MEDIA APPEARANCES

Efficient Language Coaching "A transition to Language Coach" (2015/11) Full Interview US Weekly Biz. Interview "Integrate coaching into English language learning" (2014/8/23) Web version US Weekly Biz. Monthly column "English Coaching: Let the Scales Fall from Your Eyes" (2013-14) Web version New York Seikatsu. Interview "Guide to real communication in English" (2010/11/27) Web version

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