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Cambridge Delta Teacher Training Course

in the West Midlands

Cambridge English Authorised CentreDELTA Programme Details 2020-v2

  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 May 2020
  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 Wednesday 3rd June 2020. 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.

Please note : Programme is subject to change if deemed necessary or beneficial by Course Tutor. [This version v2 dated 24th Feb 2020]

Spring Term 2020
Dates 09h30 - 11h00   11h30 - 12h30   13h30 - 15h30 Module Tutor
11 Jan Introduction to the course. Course requirements. Introduction to Dropbox Coffee Ritual versus Principle
Meaning versus Form
Lunch Approaches to teaching language. Teaching paradigms 2 BMG
18 Jan Contextualisation Coffee Concept & concept checking Lunch Controlled practice and real language use 2 BMG
25 Jan Intro to LSA systems : Lesson planning 1 Coffee Intro to LSA systems : Lesson planning 2 Lunch Teaching Functional Language 2 MM
1 Feb The Professional Development Assignment (PDA) requirements Coffee Phonology 1 : Segmental features Lunch Phonology 2 : Supra-segmental features 2 MM
8 Feb Language Awareness: Time, Tense and Aspect Coffee  Language Awareness: Modality Lunch  Task Based Learning 2 BMG
15 Feb Lexis Coffee Lexis  Lunch The Lexical Approach  2 MM 
22 Feb Discourse  Coffee Discourse  Lunch Tutorials. Preparation for LSA  BMG 

Weekend of 29 Feb / 1 March off

Easter Term 2020
Dates 09h30 - 11h00   11h30 - 12h30   13h30 - 15h30 Module Tutor
7 Mar Teaching the skills Coffee Receptive skills: Reading 1 Lunch Receptive skills: Reading 2 2 BMG
14 Mar Receptive Skills : Listening 1 Coffee Receptive Skills : Listening 2 Lunch Authentic materials: Selection & use 2 MM
21 Mar Productive Skills : Speaking 1 Coffee Productive Skills : Speaking 2 & Writing 1 Lunch Productive Skills : Writing 2 1, 2, 3  BMG
28 Mar Error analysis & evaluation Coffee Correction of written & spoken language Lunch Testing & assessment 1, 2  MB
4 Apr 1st versus 2nd Language Acquisition. Alternative methodologies Coffee Unplugging your teaching Lunch Tutorials : LSAs 2  BMG

Weekend of 11-12 April off (Easter Weekend)

Weekend of 18-19 April off

Summer Term 2020
Dates 09h30 - 11h00   11h30 - 12h30   13h30 - 15h30 Module Tutor
25 Apr Curriculum & Syllabus design Coffee Curriculum & Syllabus design Lunch Language Awareness: Determiners 3 BMG
2 May Introduction to Module One: Paper 1 Coffee Introduction to Module One: Paper 2 Lunch Examination technique 1  MB
9 May Mock examination: Paper 1 Coffee Mock examination: Paper 2 Lunch On request 1 MB/BMG 
16 May Feedback on mock examination Coffee Feedback continued Lunch On request 1 MB/BMG
23 May Preparation for Module 3: the Extended Assignment Coffee Preparation for Module 3 cont’d Lunch Needs Analysis, data gathering & application 1, 3 BMG

 

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