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!!! - in … Continue reading Massive Vocabulary Acquisition
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 … Continue reading The Cambridge Delta and Why I Chose the Intensive Course Option
Great post and idea for a speaking skills lesson
A Module 3 Assignment on Teaching Young Learners This is is the first of a series of Module 3 assignments which we have decided to share through this blog, with the candidate's permission, of course. Course Design for 9-10 year old learners in Greece The project was written by Sharon Noseley and received a Merit … Continue reading Course Design for 9-10 year old learners in Greece
After I finished my M.Ed in Tesol I thought to myself, "ok I have studied a lot, I have conducted research, written some assignments. I am ready to teach!" And I did. I have been doing so for some years actually. Then I found out about the Delta. Whatever I thought about my teaching style, my … Continue reading The effect the Delta has had on my teaching and learning
Having done the CELTA back in 2000 I felt it was time to upgrade my knowledge and skills. The DELTA has helped me to take a closer look at how I conduct my lessons and to learn about the theory that underpins a lot of what we teachers do in the classroom. It has, in … Continue reading How the DELTA has shaped my thinking about teaching and learning so far.