Cambridge Delta

Cambridge Delta is now offered in three modules:

  • Module 1 focuses on the background to teaching and learning
  • Module 2 focuses on developing classroom practice
  • Module 3 focuses on a specialist option

We offer a Delta Module 2 course part-time over an nine-month period. This means teachers wishing to follow the course will need to live and work in Auckland for the duration.

We do not offer Delta Module 2 courses continuously. On the conclusion of one course, we assess demand for another. We are only able to offer Delta when there is sufficient interest to make the course viable. If you are interested in Delta Module 2, please send us an email message.

Pre-requisites

Prospective candidates should have:

  • Cambridge CELTA (previously RSA CTEFLA) or equivalent (a pre-service English language teaching qualification that includes an observed and assessed practicum).
  • Delta Module 1
  • a minimum of 2 years full-time English language teaching experience to adult learners. It is essential that this experience is with learners at a wide variety of levels.
  • a standard of education which would allow entry to Higher Education in their country
  • a competence in both written and spoken English that allows them to follow the course and complete all assessed elements successfully.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their overall suitability for the course and the quality of their application.

Course Content

Delta Module 2
Focus: the theory and practice of teaching and contextual factors that affect the way it works.

Units of learning:

  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

Course work and assessment: 
In order to successfully complete Module 2, candidates will need to:

  • attend input seminars
  • do background reading
  • observe colleagues and peers
  • do 2 non-assessed tutor-observed lessons
  • do 2 assessed languages systems assignments (essay and tutor-observed lesson)
  • do 2 assessed language skills assignments (essay and tutor-observed lesson)
  • write a reflection and action assignment (2,000 – 2,500 words)
  • write an experimental practice assignment (2,000 – 2,500 words).

Tutor-observed lessons: the language systems and language skills assignment lesson observations will normally be conducted on candidates’ own classes in the institution they are working in.

Observations of colleagues and peers: Observation of peers will be a mix of candidates’ colleagues as well as teachers at Languages International.

Module 2 times, dates and attendance
Tuesday 4.30pm – 6.00pm

For a detailed description of the syllabus content, please go to: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/22096-delta-syllabus.pdf

Workload and attendance

While Delta Module 2 is a part-time course, it still places demands on candidates. Apart from attendance and assessment requirements, candidates will need to read extensively while on the course.

If you have a specific question to ask about Delta, please email us.

Please email us for Delta application materials.