Delta (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Module 2 Online
What is Delta Module 2?
“This module focuses on developing awareness and expertise in the principles and professional practice of teaching English in a range of contexts.” It’s part of the Diploma (together with M1 & M3) and the complete “Delta is currently accredited in the UK by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) at Level 7” which equates to Master’s level in terms of content.
Who’s the M2 for?
For experienced teachers who wish to become more expert and deepen their knowledge and understanding of teaching.
Ideally, you’d be CELTA (or equivalent) qualified and have at least 2 years post-certificate full-time experience, preferably in a range of context. You’d also have done a quite a lot of reading. Having done the Delta M1 is often an advantage but not a must.
What’s the content of the course?
The course will cover all 7 areas of the M2 syllabus:
- the language learner and the language learning context
- preparation for teaching English language learners
- evaluating, selecting and using resources and materials for teaching purposes
- managing and supporting learning
- evaluation of lesson preparation and teaching
- observation / evaluation of other teachers’ lesson
- professionalism and opportunities for professional development.
The full Delta Module 2 syllabus can be found here.
How is the course organized? What’s the course schedule?
We’ll be meeting once a week, on Sundays, from 10am to 4pm Almaty time. This time will be dedicated to synchronous sessions and workshops delivered via Zoom. Apart from exploring and discussing all the areas mentioned above, there will be practical workshops featuring micro-teaching, peer-presentations and demos. The focus of these will be linked to the sessions and to the lesson you plan to teach.
Each week, there will be a reading/researched based collaborative project helping you explore and internalize the discussed materials and show you a range of alternatives and further reading opportunities.
In addition to that, you’ll need to teach the minimum of 6 lessons – one diagnostic, three internally assessed lessons, one externally assessed class and an experimental lesson. These will need to be taught with at least two different levels of learners. The classes will be spread across the 15 weeks. These lessons, and the related consultations and post-observation conferences will take place outside the Sunday contact hours. The day and time will be arranged on individual basis.
What learners will I teach?
There are two options – either you’ll teach your own learners or a group of learners provided by InterPress IH. If the former is the case, you have two options – either teaching online using Zoom or MS Teams, or teaching face-to-face, in which case the class has to be streamed live (using two cameras). No recorded lessons are allowed. If you opt for the provided group, we’ll discuss what day and time would be most convenient for the majority of the group at the beginning of the course.
Is there anything else I’ll be asked to do?
You’ll have to complete the Professional Development Assignment which has two parts – the Reflection & Action assignment and the Experimental practice.
You’ll also need to observe 10 hours of teaching of experienced teachers – these could be your peers or your colleagues who are Delta qualified. For each lesson, you’ll need to complete an observation task.
These, together with your lessons, form your portfolio which will be submitted to Cambridge for moderation.
Format: Online (Zoom)
Course duration: 15 weeks (Sundays only)
Dates: 30th May - 5th September, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 16:00 (Almaty time)
General Price: 900 000 KZT
Early Birds Discount registration: 800 000 (till 31 March 2021)
Deadline for all applications: 30 April, 2021
For more details and application form please contact:
Tamara Lozovaya (Teacher Training Department Admin)
Marina Vyskrebentseva (Head of Teacher Training Department)firstname.lastname@example.org