G is for Genre

Definition  Genre ( /ˈʒɑːnrə/ or /ˈdʒɑːnrə/; from French, genre French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ʁ], “kind” or “sort”, from Latin: genus (stem gener-), Greek: genos, γένος) is the term for any category of literature or other forms of art or culture, e.g. music, and in general, any type of discourse, whether written or spoken, audial or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria. Genres areContinue reading “G is for Genre”

From Manager to Leader 

  Reblogged from the iTDi blog  by Bita Rezaei Ask anyone and they will tell you there is a difference between being a manager and a leader but where the difference lies doesn’t seem to get beyond the quote “managers drive, leaders lead.”  History is filled with wisdom and case studies on the qualities ofContinue reading “From Manager to Leader “

Teacher, hoping to be a manager?

Teacher, hoping to be a Manager?   Or are you already a manager and learnt how to run your institution on the job? Like many of us, you probably thought there wasn’t much to running a school. But running a school is a very special kind of management and requires special skills. No wonder teachers oftenContinue reading “Teacher, hoping to be a manager?”

Robert O’Neill’s critique of the Communicative Approach

I found this article written by Robert O’Neill on a website maintained by Ted Powers and have long shared it with Delta trainees. Recently, I realised that Ted Powers’ excellent website is down. In anticipation of a new, perhaps, website, I am reposting it here and would be happy to link the first few linesContinue reading “Robert O’Neill’s critique of the Communicative Approach”

Different platforms for online courses

How we combine online spaces for our courses Every online course needs to fulfill certain functions in order to work well for all concerned inform communicate provide resources support trainees allow trainees to socialise encourage sharing Clearly, there are overlaps in the functions I have outlined above and all course providers are constantly on the lookout for theContinue reading “Different platforms for online courses”

Delta Module 1 Preparation Online mini course

Our Delta Courses are integrated and we like them that way but every term we offer a short 12-15 hour course for our candidates and for people who have been studying on their own but need some tips and tricks for the exam itself. So, this course will not teach you the main areas ofContinue reading “Delta Module 1 Preparation Online mini course”