The Cambridge Delta and Why I Chose the Intensive Course Option

  Since the time I completed my Delta course and overall assessment, I have received several messages from prospective candidates who want to or have to follow an intensive course because no other viable option is open to them. But often, colleagues have read this or that comment, especially in various forums, and have been…

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 of…

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 often…

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 lines…

Module 3 ELT Management – Interview with a recent candidate

The interview was suggested by Liam who really liked the format of the course and wanted to help us spread this information. His promised blog post will appear on this very same page in a few weeks. Meanwhile, here is what he said about our course  

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 the…

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 of…

Summary of the Cambridge Delta Module 2 assessment

The DELTA Module 2 assessment is somewhat complicated to someone unfamiliar with this model of reflective practice in which candidates reflect on the practices, values and beliefs throughout the course and identify and pursue the goals they have set for themselves. Module 2 Assessment Summary in Table format I have summarised the various assessment components…