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Module Two

Delta Module 2

Overview Delta Module 2 is the most practical of all 3 Cambridge English Language Assessment Delta modules and is arguably the one which will provide the most tangible evidence of progress and professional development.

Evaluation Delta Module 2 is evaluated via a combination of background essays; lesson planning; observed, assessed practical teaching and reflection on your teaching and your progress.  Each element of the course aims to develop your awareness and command of classroom practice, methodology, language systems and skills and how to tailor your teaching to the individuals in your class.  There are two main components to your assessed coursework on the Delta program: •    Professional Development Assignment (PDA)

•    Language Skills/Systems Assignments (LSAs)

The PDA consists of a reflective strand, designed to facilitate your progress and development, and an experimental practice strand, designed to push your teaching boundaries and allow you to use an approach, resource or technique that you haven’t tried before.

There are a total of four LSAs, each focusing on a different language skill or system of English.  Three are internally assessed and the fourth is assessed by an assessor from Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Each of the four LSAs consists of: •    A 2,500 word background essay covering an analysis of your chosen area along with problems and suggested solutions within a wide range of teaching contexts •    A lesson plan •    An observed 45-60 minute lesson •    A 500-word self-evaluation reflecting on your teaching and your learners’ progress as evidenced in your lesson

Course delivery

For Spring 2021, we are running Delta Module 2 100% online.

North America:

February 15th – May 7th* 2021
First four weeks: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1.30pm -4.30pm (Eastern Time USA and Canada); 10.30am – 1.30pm (Pacific time USA and Canada)
Last eight weeks: Monday & Tuesday OR Monday & Thursday from 1.30pm -4.30pm (Eastern Time USA and Canada); 10.30am – 1.30pm (Pacific time USA and Canada)

U.K:

February 15th – May 7th* 2021
First four weeks: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30-9.30pm (London time GMT)
Last eight weeks: Monday & Tuesday OR Monday & Thursday from 6.30-9.30pm (London time GMT)

For autumn 2021, we are hoping to offer another 100% online course but this is subject to confirmation. Our normal mode of delivery is as follows:
– a blended course over eight weeks (three weeks online plus five full time weeks) or
–  part-time at our London center over 10 weeks*.

*Please note that Delta Module 2 external assessments take place for two weeks after course completion

The Blended Delta Module 2 course covers the following topics (taken from Cambridge English)

1. The language learner and the language learning context
Adapting teaching for different abilities, motivations and learning styles
Applying knowledge and understanding of factors affecting teaching to your practice.
2. Preparation for teaching English language learners
Planning lessons that actively engage all learners
Choosing methodologies and materials, with reference to underpinning theories and principles.
3. Evaluating, selecting and using resources and materials for teaching purposes
Developing selection criteria to choose materials
Creating resources for different learning contexts
Evaluating the effectiveness of materials used.
4. Managing and supporting learning
Creating a constructive learning atmosphere
Using a range of teaching and learning strategies which are appropriate to learners’ needs and context
Giving appropriate feedback to all learners on their progress.
5. Evaluation of lesson preparation and teaching
Developing evaluation criteria to judge the effectiveness of preparation and teaching
Using evaluation feedback to improve lesson planning and teaching
Developing critical reflection skills to identify areas for ongoing professional development.
6. Observe and evaluate other teachers’ lessons
Evaluating other teachers’ lessons using knowledge of teaching and learning strategies
Providing supportive and constructive feedback to other teachers.
7. Professionalism and opportunities for professional development
Reflecting on feedback to develop as a teacher
Reflecting on the standards of professional practice
Engaging in Continuing Professional Development
Identifying possible career paths and specialisms.