The Teacher Trainer Diaries – Experimental activity and reflection

This post is part of a reflective series called The Teacher Trainer Diaries, in which I write about my experiences as a teacher trainer. Anyone who has done Delta has completed the Experimental Assignment which makes up part of the Professional Development Assignment, and sees candidates planning, carrying out and reflecting on a lesson involving... Continue Reading →

ELT Playbook 1 – Exploring your context 1

This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 1 from Sandy Millin's ELT Playbook 1. The task - What do you know? In short, I had to choose a learner or group and brainstorm everything that I know about them, including strengths, weaknesses, motivations, etc. Part 1 - The group profile The... Continue Reading →

Delta – The Alternatives

The Pond. In the world of ELT qualifications, the Cambridge Delta often takes the spotlight and it can be quite difficult to hear about any other diploma-level qualifications unless you go looking. This post aims to give you a brief overview of some of the other diploma-level qualifications available to English teachers, what the differences... Continue Reading →

DELTA – An introduction

Before doing Delta I had in my mind that Delta was an impossible-to-conquer beast that only those teachers with years and years of experience would even consider taking on. Now, whilst I certainly wouldn't recommend taking on Delta with less than two, perhaps even three years of experience, I would, however, recommend viewing it differently than... Continue Reading →

So, you're thinking of taking on DELTA? Or maybe you're wondering what DELTA is? Here I plan to share with you all my DELTA experiences, thoughts, assignments and any tips that are likely to help along the way. If you have any questions that have not been answered in the blog posts, feel free to... Continue Reading →

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