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Delta Modules

Delta Module: Dates: Registration fee:  Deadline for registration:

Module One

Exam Preparation course

(for the 3 June '15 exam)

27 March - 29 May 2015

Fridays, 10 am - 12 pm

15 120 roubles

1 place left

Module One

(exam)

3 June, 2015

130 GBP

3 April 2015

Module Three

(extended assignment)

3 June, 2015

95 GBP

29 April 2015

Module Two

(course)

8 June - 24 July, 2015

1 465 GBP + Cambridge fee (135 GBP)

2 places left

 

About Delta Modules:

Delta (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a widely recognised qualification which helps you build better teaching practice and can lead to greater rewards and more career opportunities.

The Delta offers candidates who have substantial experience of teaching English to adult speakers of other languages the opportunity to:

  • Acquire new insights into this area and a deeper understanding of the principles and practice of ELT to adults;
  • Examine their current practices and beliefs;
  • Apply the results of their learning and reflection to their current professional lives and to circumstances beyond their present and previous teaching experience.

Delta modules:

There are three assessed components for the Delta: separate certification will be awarded for each.

Module OneDelta course

Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching (20 credits)

Module One is assessed through a written examination.

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This module focuses on the background to teaching and learning English in a range of contexts.

Content areas

  1. Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching

  2. Different approaches and methodologies including current developments

  3. Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems

  4. Language skills and learners' problems

  5. Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning

  6. Key concepts and terminology related to assessment

It is not essential to do a course to enter for Module One. Candidates may either follow a course at a centre or prepare for the examination independently.

Handbook and Past Papers:

https://www.teachers.cambridgeesol.org/ts/teachingqualifications/Delta

Module Two

Developing Professional Practice (20 credits)

Module Two is assessed through a portfolio of coursework, including observed lessons, background written assignments, and an externally-assessed lesson observation.

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This module tests knowledge of the elements of planning and preparing a lesson or a sequence of lessons and how to select and use resources and materials.

Content areas

  1. The language learner and the language learning context

  2. Preparation for teaching adult learners of English

  3. Evaluating, selecting and using resources and materials for teaching purposes

  4. Managing and supporting learning

  5. Evaluation of lesson preparation and teaching

  6. Observation/evaluation of other teachers’ lessons

  7. Professionalism and opportunities for professional development

Application process:

The application process for this module takes the form of an observation of any of your classes (although preferably not exam classes which require a separate type of teaching) by a DELTA qualified teacher / ADoS / DoS and submission of accompanying forms.

 

Please contact BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre for the forms and instructions on the application process.

 

Entry Requirements:

Centres are responsible for selecting candidates and should satisfy themselves that candidates have a profile of experience, skills and awareness in ELT that enables them to complete the course and all the assessed elements.

A candidate should normally:

  • Have an international TEFL certificate (e.g. CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL, IHC);
  • Have a minimum of two years of full time post-CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL/IHC teaching experience;
  • Have a range of teaching experience involving work in different contexts and experience of teaching candidates at different levels

It is the responsibility of individual centres to ensure that all candidates have an appropriate awareness of language and language competence in English which will enable them to follow the course and complete all the assessed elements successfully.

 

Assessment

Module Two requires course attendance at an approved Delta centre so that teaching can be supported and assessed.

Module Two is assessed through a portfolio of coursework, including observed lessons, background written assignments, and an externally-assessed lesson observation.

Please note that, as Module two is assessed by coursework, there are no practice papers associated with this Module.

Module Three

Extending practice and English language teaching specialism (20 credits).

Module Three is assessed through an extended written assignment.

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This module tests knowledge of classroom management and what happens in the classroom in terms of the language used by the teacher or learners, the roles of the teacher can fulfil and the ways in which the teacher can manage classroom events and interaction.

Content areas:

  1. Research into specialist areas

  2. Principles of syllabus design and implications for specific learning contexts

  3. Designing syllabus and teaching programmes to meet the needs of learners in the specific context of the selected specialism

  4. Course design and development in the specific context of the selected specialism

  5. The principles and practice of testing and assessment and application to the candidate’s specialist area

  6. Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and quality of courses and programmes of study

Course Entry Requirements:

Centres are responsible for selecting candidates and should satisfy themselves that candidates have a profile of experience, skills and awareness in ELT that enables them to complete the course and all the assessed elements.

A candidate should normally:

  • Have an international TEFL certificate (e.g. CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL, IHC);
  • Have a minimum of two years of full time post-CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL/IHC teaching experience;
  • Have a range of teaching experience involving work in different contexts and experience of teaching candidates at different levels

It is the responsibility of individual centres to ensure that all candidates have an appropriate awareness of language and language competence in English which will enable them to follow the course and complete all the assessed elements successfully.

Assessment

Module Three is assessed through an extended written assignment.

Please note that, as Module Three is assessed by written assignment; there are no practice papers associated with this Module.

It is not essential to do a course to enter for Module Three. Candidates may either follow a course at a centre or prepare for the extended assignment independently.

Delta application process:

Please contact BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre for the application form.

Delta Modules FAQ:

Do I have to take all three modules?

No. You can choose to enter for a single module or any combination of modules. Each module is separately certificated so you receive credit for each module successfully completed.

Can the modules be taken in any order?

While you can choose to take the modules in any order, Modules Two and Three assume you have the knowledge and competences gained in the previous module(s) so for most candidates the most practical order will be from Module One through to Module Three.


Can I take all three modules at the same time?

Yes. Some centres may deliver Delta as a single course (all three modules being run concurrently by a centre). However, the distribution of content across the three modules allows centres the flexibility of offering individual modules or combinations of modules if you do not want or need to complete them all.


Do I have to complete all three modules within a specific time?

No. There is no time limit for completion of all three modules.


Can I retake modules?

Yes. There is no limit on the number of times you can take a module. For Module Three, there is an option to resubmit an assignment. If it fails again a new topic needs to be chosen.


Do I have to take a course for each module?

Attendance on a course is only necessary for Module Two so that practice can be directly assessed. You can enter for Modules One and Three without taking a course.


Will I get an overall Delta qualification if I pass all the modules?

Yes. You are awarded a certificate for each Delta module you pass. Achievement of a Pass in all three modules confers the status of a full Delta qualification. An overall Delta certificate will be awarded if you submit evidence of a Pass in all three modules.


 

Further information about the Delta modules:

http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/teaching-awards/delta-modular.html