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Cambridge Delta Teacher Training Course

in the West Midlands

Cambridge English Authorised CentreDELTA Programme Details (2019-02-13 update)

  1. Required English Level : C2 (advanced) or better
  2. Required Experience : CELTA or equivalent + 2 years' teaching
  3. Minimum Age : 21 years
  1. Class Size : 6 (min) - 12 (max)
  2. Course Length : 17 weeks from January to June 2019
  3. Lesson Hours : Saturdays from 09h30 - 15h30

General

The course is split into three terms, as shown below. All sessions are Saturdays. Submission date for Modules 2 and 3 and the Examination for Module 1 is Monday 3rd June 2019. The teaching practice observations (1 x Diagnostic and 3 x LSA assignments) take place at the candidate’s place of work during term time. The sessions cover full preparation for all three Modules and include a Mock Examination for Module 1 and guidance for the completion of Module 3. They also include tutorial sessions and all preparation for the assignments for Module 2.

Spring Term 2019
Date 09h30 - 11h00   11h30 - 12h30   13h30 - 15h30 Module
12 Jan Introduction to the course. Course requirements. Introduction to Dropbox Coffee

Ritual versus Principle
Meaning versus Form

Lunch Approaches to teaching language. Paradigms 2
19 Jan Intro to LSA systems : Lesson planning 1 Coffee Intro to LSA systems : Lesson planning 2 Lunch Needs analysis and data gathering and application 2, 3
26 Jan Contextualisation Coffee Concept & concept checking Lunch Controlled practice and real language use  2
2 Feb Half Term
9 Feb Teaching functional language Coffee Phonology 1 : Segmental features Lunch Phonology 2 : Supra-segmental features 2
16 Feb Lexis Coffee Lexis  Lunch The Lexical Approach  2
23 Feb Discourse  Coffee Discourse  Lunch Tutorials. Preparation for LSA 

Weekend of 2nd / 3rd March off

Easter Term 2019
Date 09h30 - 11h00   11h30 - 12h30   13h30 - 15h30 Module
9 Mar Teaching the skills Coffee Receptive skills: Reading 1 Lunch Receptive skills: Reading 2 2
16 Mar Productive skills: Speaking 1 Coffee Productive skills: Speaking 2 & Writing 1 Lunch Productive skills: Writing 2 2
23 Mar Error analysis & evaluation Coffee Correction of written & spoken language Lunch Authentic materials: Selection & use 1, 2, 3
30 Mar Receptive Skills : Listening 1 Coffee Receptive Skills : Listening 2 Lunch Testing & assessment 1, 2
6 Apr 1st versus 2nd Language Acquisition. Alternative methodologies Coffee Unplugging your teaching Lunch Tutorials : LSAs 2
13 Apr Task Based Learning Coffee Language Awareness: Time, Tense and Aspect Lunch Language Awareness: Modality & Voice 1, 2, 3

Easter Weekend of 20th / 21st April off

Summer Term 2019
Date 09h30 - 11h00   11h30 - 12h30   13h30 - 15h30 Module
27 Apr Curriculum & Syllabus design Coffee Curriculum & Syllabus design Lunch Language Awareness: Determiners 3
4 May Introduction to Module One: Paper 1 Coffee Introduction to Module One: Paper 2 Lunch Examination technique 1
11 May Mock examination: Paper 1 Coffee Mock examination: Paper 2 Lunch On request 1
18 May Feedback on mock examination Coffee Feedback continued Lunch On request 1
25 May Preparation for Module 3: the Extended Assignment Coffee Preparation for Module 3 cont’d Lunch On request 1, 3

 

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