Αn integrated course taught by distance with Module 2 teaching assessments Online
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COVID-19: Temporary adjustments to DELTA Module Two
To enable access to DELTA Module Two courses for candidates during COVID-19 lockdowns, we have introduced this important though temporary change:
Assessed teaching practice on DELTA Module Two can take place in an online teaching environment, or via remote assessment.
This applies to both internal and external assessments which can take place either in an online classroom space such as Zoom, or in an offline classroom which can be possible live-streamed and/or recorded for the benefit of tutors or external assessor.
Our next part time fully online course
February 1 – June 30 2021
Online webinars to teach you the content
The online course is a part-time one and online instruction covers input for Modules 1 & 2 as well as introductory sessions for many of the Module 3 options within attendance dates, but candidates may choose to take each Module separately.
Input is via webinars in our online classroom. Four 90-minute sessions are taught every week. Times vary from course to course depending on participants’ time zones. The content of the course is based on the Cambridge Delta Syllabus and prepares trainees for Modules 1 and 2 fully.
During the online input section of the course, all candidates are expected to write their background assignments and fulfil their course obligations – attendance, studying, writing, participation and discussions. The last two weeks of every course are dedicated to exam preparation for the Module 1 Written Exam. These last two weekends are usually offered near exam dates. The online part of the course offers full preparation for Modules 1 & 2. Nearer the Module 1 exams, a special Exam Primer mini course is offered to our candidates.
In the last few weeks of the course, a number of Module 3 specialisms is also introduced as well as a number of Module 3 assignment core subjects such as Needs Analysis, Testing, Syllabus Design and Course Planning & Evaluation. Each candidate is given more individual tutorial time and further support during the writing of their chosen specialism assignment.
The course is taught in an integrated way as there is a great amount of overlap in the topics covered for each module.
- Our online course provision is offered via webinars in an online classroom, in which candidates attend live synchronous sessions with their course tutors and fellow course participants. The input sessions, workshops and tutorials cover the syllabus of all three modules in an integrated fashion.
- The tutor and participants use webcams and microphones as well as text chat, and the VLE is equipped with whiteboards, ability to see handouts, powerpointpresentations, videos, shared screens and send and receive audio and video.
- Candidates can also interact with each other in the webinar room and in special workshop rooms called ‘breakout rooms’ where they can discuss, have workshops and plan/design just as if they were in a the same physical classroom at CELT!
Our candidates are also supported through access to our own Learning Management Systems for support, communication, assignment uploads and social networking which go beyond their course and form the basis of a great Personal Learning Network that has helped many with great jobs, career and professional development
1/ Candidates work on the written assignments and teaching assessments first – During the weeks of the online course, candidates have to work on their Module 2 teaching assessments and deliver 4 lessons, 3 of them assessed by their tutors, the last one to be observed by a Cambridge external assessor. There are three Module 2 assessment sessions, in June, October and December each year and candidates can choose one of them for their final.
2/ Focus on studying and reviewing content for their Module 1 written exam – After this, they focus, study and revise for their Module 1 Written exam with a specially designed Exam Primer course where they can revise content and format of the different exam tasks. There are two exam sessions offered each year, on the first Wednesday of June and December. The exam can be taken at our centre, if of course you happen to live in Greece but many of our candidates come from different corners of the world. They can sit for the Module 1 Exam at any Cambridge Awards Centre offering CELTA or Delta courses.
3/ After that (or in some cases, even before that) candidates start work on their Module 3 – This module requires candidates to have a class which you can assess and respond to its needs by designing a suitable syllabus selected from a list of specialisms; alternatively, if the ELT Management has been selected, access to a language teaching operation is important, Candidates do individual research from home, supported by their tutor online and can submit their work in June or December.
Who can attend a DELTA course?
Preference is given to teachers with recent and varied classroom teaching experience, related degrees and an initial training qualification such as the Cambridge CELTA. A language analysis and methods assessment is used as part of the selection process. N.B. Our course intake is usually very small – at our centre you will be one amongst a maximum of 10 participants, not just one face in a horde of trainees.
How to Apply
- Choose the start date which interests you. If you’re still unsure, please choose an approximate date for now – you will be able to specify later.
- Download the application form (Delta blended) and save it in your hard drive
- Complete it offline in your own time and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arrange a date and time when you can take your language and methodology screening exam
For the Athens stay of overseas or out-of-town candidates. Individual furnished flatsare available starting at 400-500 Euros for a month (water, electricity & wifi charges included). Early booking is advised. For a furnished room in a flat shared with one or two other trainees, a rental of 350 per room per month (including all bills as above) is usual. Of course, it is also possible to find accommodation on your own through one of the many sites that offer this service.
Module 1 – Understanding Language, Methodology & Resources for Teaching
Assessed via written examination offered twice annually in June & December(more here). Candidates can prepare individually but must take the written assessment at an approved centre.
Module 2 – Developing Professional Practice
Assessed via portfolio of background assignments & observed teaching.
Module 3 – Option 1: Extending Practice and ELT Specialism
Assessed via an extended assignment on one of the ELT specialisms listed here.
Module 3 – Option 2: English Language Teaching Management (ELTM).
Assessed via an extended assignment on one of the following specialisms listed below:
More about this option here