This post is part of a reflective series called The Teacher Trainer Diaries, in which I write about my experiences as a teacher trainer. Anyone who has done Delta has completed the Experimental Assignment which makes up part of the Professional Development Assignment, and sees candidates planning, carrying out and reflecting on a lesson involvingContinue reading “The Teacher Trainer Diaries – Experimental activity and reflection”
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ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 1
This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 1 from Sandy Millin’s ELT Playbook 1. The task – What do you know? In short, I had to choose a learner or group and brainstorm everything that I know about them, including strengths, weaknesses, motivations, etc. Part 1 – The group profile TheContinue reading “ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 1”
Delta – The Alternatives
The Pond. In the world of ELT qualifications, the Cambridge Delta often takes the spotlight and it can be quite difficult to hear about any other diploma-level qualifications unless you go looking. This post aims to give you a brief overview of some of the other diploma-level qualifications available to English teachers, what the differencesContinue reading “Delta – The Alternatives”
Delta Module 3 – Extending Practice and ELT Specialism.
So, Module 1 is language and methodology, and Module 2 is professional practice and being assessed on your teaching – what is Module 3? In a nutshell, Module 3 is designing a course for a particular group of learners (sounds fairly straightforward, right?). The aim of this blog post is to give you guys anContinue reading “Delta Module 3 – Extending Practice and ELT Specialism.”
Delta Module 2 – Developing Professional Practice
Delta Module 2 – Developing Professional Practice, a.k.a The big one. This is what Delta is famous (or perhaps infamous?) for. It is the module where everything about your teaching is put under a microscope, you are asked to go further into the world of ELT and linguistics, and you complete a seemingly endless amountContinue reading “Delta Module 2 – Developing Professional Practice”
Delta Module 1 – Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching – An overview.
If you have stumbled across this post and are wondering what Delta is, please go to my first post and then come back. So, Module 1. Have you ever walked into a situation thinking you had everything under control and then realised you were massively unequipped to be there? Well, that’s pretty much how most teachersContinue reading “Delta Module 1 – Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching – An overview.”
DELTA – An introduction
Before doing Delta I had in my mind that Delta was an impossible-to-conquer beast that only those teachers with years and years of experience would even consider taking on. Now, whilst I certainly wouldn’t recommend taking on Delta with less than two, perhaps even three years of experience, I would, however, recommend viewing it differently thanContinue reading “DELTA – An introduction”
So, you’re thinking of taking on DELTA? Or maybe you’re wondering what DELTA is? Here I plan to share with you all my DELTA experiences, thoughts, assignments and any tips that are likely to help along the way. If you have any questions that have not been answered in the blog posts, feel free toContinue reading “DELTA”