4 Ways DELTA Module 2 Made me a Better Academic Manager

by Geoffrey Adamson Words like ‘management’ and ‘human resources’ do not come up often in conversations in or about DELTA Module 2. Terms like these, it seems, are relegated to Module 3 and its ELT Management option. Clearly, the ELTM option provides academic managers with the opportunity of a dive deep into aspects of ELTContinue reading “4 Ways DELTA Module 2 Made me a Better Academic Manager”

How teenagers show emotion on social media

Originally posted on The Cambridge CELTA:
By Panos Perdiclones In today’s social media-dominated world, communication has sustained considerable changes. The lack of face-to-face communication, however, means that our already existing llanguage resources need to be reconceptualized; we need to begin anew, to adapt or invent novel uses of this pre-existing linguistic arsenal. Teens are major inventors…

Massive Vocabulary Acquisition

Introduction by Marisa Constantinides This piece is an essay by one of my early Delta candidate which I have been planning to post on this blog for years. The reason is my fascination with the notion of massive vocabulary acquisition as reported in a paper by Paul Meara – lost to me and to  him as well!!! – inContinue reading “Massive Vocabulary Acquisition”

August 2020 News bulletin

  English for the 21st Century Skills – New Book!   We are pleased and proud to announce that we have contributed chapters in the recently published volume on ‘English for the 21st Century Skills’ edited by Sophia Mavridi and Daniel Xeri. It’s a great volume with expert contibutors from around the world, prefaced by Sugata MitraContinue reading “August 2020 News bulletin”

N is for New Information

N is for New Information Screenshot of front pages of papers Definition New information is information that is assumed by the speaker not to be known to or assumed by the addressee, or previously established in the discourse. Discussion New information typically is placed late in the sentence, and has a high amount of stress placed on the wordsContinue reading “N is for New Information”

C is for Coherence

Is she coherent?  Watch this much discussed video of a young beauty pageant contestant answering a question posed by the judges.  Thinking Tasks 1. Is Miss South Carolina coherent or not?   2. Read this text and say if it is coherent. Try to answer the following questions: Where was published? Who authored it? WhatContinue reading “C is for Coherence”