Management Skills are indispensable in language teaching and learning and the effectiveness of these skills directly impacts the quality of language education, the soundness of your language programme and the satisfaction level of both students and faculty in the language classroom.
The course is delivered via Moodle, an asynchronous LMS (Learning Management System), which means that you will be able to log in and complete your coursework whenever you can. There is no set timetable for this although it is expected that you will need to put in a total of of at least 50-60 hours of individual work to complete tasks set by your course leader and to write up your Module 3 extended assignment.
N.B. During the course, your course leader will invite you to a number of short live meetings in our online webinar room to keep in touch and connect with other colleagues following the programme.
How the course will benefit you
The purpose of this 30-hour programme is to provide educational management skills training for acting or prospective managers of foreign language institutions, senior teachers who are, or will soon be, in positions of responsibility. Here’s what this course will do for you:
Enhance professional reputation
Dramatically boost career prospects
Introduce skills needed by all managers
This is a great course which opens a good number of career opportunities to Delta holders interested in developing their career as administrators, or who run their own Language Teaching Operation already.
It’s also a course you can do even before you have done the other two Delta Modules as its content is independent of the main Module 1 & 2 syllabuses.
A caution – to attend the course you must be in a position to access data from a Language Teaching Operation related to your focus area.
What you can expect to learn on this course
|1. Research into specialist areas||
|2. Syllabus design: principles, influences on, methodological effects of, and major syllabus types as applied to the specific learning context||
|3. Designing syllabus and teaching programmes to meet the needs of learners in the specific context of their selected specialism||
|4. Course design and development in the specific context of their 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||
The ELT Management course consists of an introductory module and eight content modules. You can read more about the course topic areas by downloading the course details here. Follow the links below if you the interested in reading the detailed syllabus as specified by Cambridge ESOL and the handbook for tutors and candidates
Module 3 assignment Support
Assignments for Module 3 are 4,500 words in length and must be submitted to the centre in their final draft form before the end of May or November each year in electronic form. All details about the assignment can be found in the handbooks linked in the previous paragraph.
The extended assignment can focus on one of the following specialisms listed below:
- Academic Management
- Human Resources Management (HRM)
- Customer Service
The centre uploads assignments to the Cambridge ESOL website.
Requirements – Who can take this course
A course specifically addressed to acting or prospective managers who would like to learn more about running a Language Teaching Operation and at the same time acquire a prestigious Cambridge Delta Certificate on this topic.
To attend the course you must be in a position to access data from a Language Teaching Operation related to your focus area and you must be have a level of education that would allow you to follow the related readings and produce an academic assignment.
Follow the course as an independent candidate or as part of your Delta Diploma
No special equipment is necessary to follow the course on Moodle and candidates do not need to download any programmes. They are required to participate in webinars their tutor organises and for this a fast internet connection and a headset are needed – a webcam is not obligatory but desirable as it enhances contact amongst participants and course tutor.
Candidates for this specialism will be given access to the CELT Athens DELTA wiki where they will be able to find some related reading but they should also be prepared to purchase some books themselves, especially if they do not have access to the CELT Athens library.
Please download and complete the Delta ELTM Application and return to firstname.lastname@example.org giving as much detail as possible about your experience, duties and responsibilities.
Apart from personal details, you are required to write a short piece about your work and your views on management.
Dates & Tuition
The course is offered, on average, three times a year with start dates in early September, February or April and July. Tuition is 600 euros and Cambridge assessment fees cost another 110 euros payable to our centre near the time of project submission.
N.B. Internal Delta candidates who have opted for integrated course are entitled to a 50% discount on the tuition of this course.
Once you have applied and paid for your tuition fees, you will be registered and given a course key to enter the Moodle course website and follow your course using your user name and password.
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