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English Language Coach/Teacher Options
Koh Elaine
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 8:19:34 PM
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English Language Coach
English Language Teacher

What is the difference between the two expressions?

Thanks.
NKM
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 8:40:04 PM

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A teacher teaches you something.
A coach helps you with your particular problems.
A tutor is assigned specifically to be your teacher.

palapaguy
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 8:43:46 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
English Language Coach
English Language Teacher

What is the difference between the two expressions?

Thanks.

"Coach" implies a casual, less academically-focused interactive learning experience that is conducted in a relationship-based "helping" or "prompting" way.

"Teacher" means the traditional, academically-structured method of imparting knowledge often involving progress measurements (tests) as a means of gauging the learner's progress in a structured program.
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:18:54 AM

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English language teacher is correct.

TFD
Coach is
(Education) a tutor who prepares students for examinations.

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
Klaf
Posted: Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:13:22 PM
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A teacher is someone who teaches you something: math, music, literature, history ...And Coach is more about sports coach.
Romany
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:43:36 AM
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NK, who speaks AE, wrote:

"A tutor is assigned specifically to be your teacher."

Elsewhere a "tutor" is the title of one's Lecturer at university.

In AE a "Lecturer" is called a Professor.

Elsewhere the title "Professor" is only used for those of who have reached an exalted pinnacle of scholarship - they are few and far between.
pasteur
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:43:51 AM

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Romany wrote:
NK, who speaks AE, wrote:

"A tutor is assigned specifically to be your teacher."

Elsewhere a "tutor" is the title of one's Lecturer at university.

In AE a "Lecturer" is called a Professor.

Elsewhere the title "Professor" is only used for those of who have reached an exalted pinnacle of scholarship - they are few and far between.


It's not quite correct, Romany
In America a lecturer is called "Assistant professor", and doesn't have tenure (a tenured professor is one with a life-time employment, due to one's excellent activity). You are right, somehow, in the sense that he is addressed as "Professor" but only during a conversation.
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