Delta Module 3 - Cambridge University Blended
Delta Module Three is the most specialized of the three Cambridge English Language Assessment Delta modules and the most related to your individual career development goals. You will become more familiar with teaching and planning considerations with regard to your chosen specialism, as well as the areas of needs analysis, syllabus design, course planning and assessment
Delta Module Three Course Content
You will usually need a class to base your assessment around so, for example, if your chosen specialism is English for Academic Purposes, you will need access to a group of learners who wish to study an EAP course.
Your extended assignment consists of five parts:
- Introduction to your specialism
- Needs analysis
- Course plan
Through your background reading, the online course content and consultation with your tutor, you will provide an overview of the literature on your chosen specialism. You will then design and employ a variety of needs analysis tools to ascertain the specific backgrounds, needs and learning styles of your learners. Using this as a base, you will create a course plan of a minimum of 20 hours, which caters to your learners’ specific needs and incorporates what you have learned about your chosen specialism. You will also read about the various assessment tools which are available to us as ELT professionals and the theory that underpins them, using this newly acquired knowledge to design a series of formal and informal assessment methods to assess your learners’ progress and the overall success of your course.
You do not need to actually teach your course or carry out any of the assessments, though it is strongly advised to use a specific group of learners for your needs analysis to make it a more authentic and rewarding experience for you, and to make the workload more manageable.
How is Delta Module Three evaluated?
Delta Module Three is evaluated through an extended assignment of between 4,000 and 4,500 words. You can choose to specialize in English Language Teaching or English Language Teaching Management. Some of the areas within these that you can choose as your specialism are Young Learners, Exam Classes, One-to-One classes, English for Academic or Business Purposes and teaching Multi or Monolingual groups, among others.
The extended assignment consists of five parts:
- Introduction – an analysis of the literature on your chosen specialism
- Needs analysis – a review of the principles of needs analysis and an outline of your chosen needs analysis tools
- Course plan – an explanation of your course plan and how it relates to your reading and your learners’ needs
- Assessment – an overview of the principles of assessment and how it will be integrated into your course.
- Conclusion – a summary of how your course plan relates to the principles outlined in part 1.Delta Module 3 is evaluated through an extended assignment of between 4,000 and 4,500 words. You can choose to specialize in English Language Teaching or English Language Teaching Management. Some of the areas within these that you can choose as your specialism are Young Learners, Exam Classes, One-to-One classes, English for Academic or Business Purposes and teaching Multi or Monolingual groups, among others.
Course Delivery Options
The Teaching House Blended Delta Module 3 course can be taken entirely online and you can set your own pace and schedule of work, based around your work commitments and the amount of time you have to dedicate to study. The course consists of an online introductory seminar and then five thirty-minute one-to-one tutorials with one of our experienced teacher trainers, either via phone, Skype or face-to-face, if you are based locally in New York City. Each tutorial focuses on a different part of the assignment. Your tutor will be able to review a draft of that part in advance of each tutorial, provided that it is submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the tutorial.
Available at our London location, please email us at email@example.com for upcoming course dates.
Module Three Course Dates
Module Three course can be started at any time. On starting you will be invited to choose a submission date within 8 months of the start date.
Module Three (London) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the next upcoming course date.
Upcoming Submission Dates:
First Wednesday in June
First Wednesday in December
Module Three Course Fees
Delta Module Three: Online (anywhere)
- Online: $645 USD
- Cambridge Assessment Fee (additional): $295 USD
- Late fee (between six and two weeks before the submission date): $130 USD
- Additional 30 minute tutorials: $150 USD**
- Report Request Fee (optional): $90* USD *
- Deferral Fee - if you defer your course to the next submission date: $95***
*Reports are only available up to five weeks after the issue of results
Delta Module Three: Online (anywhere)
- Online Course fee: £445 GBP
- Cambridge Assessment Fee (additional): £125 GBP
- Additional 30 minute tutorials: £100 GBP**
- Deferral Fee - if you defer your course to the next submission date: £75***
**Additional 30-minute tutorials include a tutor draft review (one hour)
*** Cambridge fees are non-refundable if you defer less than six weeks prior to the submission date
How do I apply?
Complete the Module Three application form on our apply now page and send it, together with proof of having passed Module One, to email@example.com.
What does Module Three involve?
Module Three allows trainees to choose a specialism within TESOL that interests them. You create a profile of your group (or student if your specialism is one-to-one classes), research their needs and create a 20-hour course plan including information on how your course caters to their needs. You will also research the principles of course design and assessment.
Can I complete the Teaching House Delta Module Three entirely online?
Yes. Teaching House offers the Delta Module Three online and also as a face-to-face course in our London school. For the online course, you will need access to a computer, the internet and be able to arrange phone calls or Skype with your tutor.
Do I need to be in New York/London to submit my Module Three assignment?
No. You can submit your final draft of the Module Three extended assignment electronically.
Do I have to do this module last?
No but it is advisable to complete Module One before Module Three as it provides the theoretical background to Modules Two and Three. You can take Module Three before taking Module Two.
What support will I get?
For Module Three, you are given access to the online learning materials which provide information about each of the five sections (Introduction, Needs analysis, Course plan, Assessment and Conclusion) and advice on how to complete them. You are also given five 30-minute tutorials with a qualified Delta tutor. Each tutorial will be tailored to each section of your assignment and includes a review of a draft of each part of your extended assignment.
What specialisms can I choose?
You can choose to specialize in any of the following areas:
• Teaching Exam Preparation Classes
• Young learners
• Very young learners
• Business English
• English for Academic Purposes
• English for Specific Purposes
• One-to-One Teaching
• ESOL and Literacy
• ESOL through Content (Content and Language Integrated Learning – or CLIL)
• Monolingual Classes
• Multilingual Classes
• Teaching in an English-Speaking Environment
• Teaching in a Non-English Speaking Environment
• Online Learning
• Language Support (e.g. focusing on writing needs in an academic setting)
• Language Development for Teachers
• Teaching English to Learners with Special Requirements
Do I need access to a class to complete Module Three?
You need to have access to a group (or an individual for a one-to-one focused assignment) within your specialism so you can conduct needs analysis on specific learners and tailor your course around their needs. You do not need to teach your course plan to the learners but, of course, you can if you wish.
How much work is involved in Module Three?
About 80-100 hours of work is necessary to complete Module Three.
For the blended option, will I do any of the assessed work during the pre-course program?
Yes. During the pre-course program you will do the diagnostic lesson plan and lesson, part of the PDA Reflection and Action, the Experimental Practice Assignment and a draft of an LSA background essay (see above, “How is Module 2 evaluated?”, for a full explanation of these terms).
What sort of support will I get from my tutor?
Your tutor is available through email throughout the period that you are researching and writing your assignment. Your tutor will review a draft of each part prior to each of your five tutorials and give comments and feedback to help you improve it.
When can I start Module Three?
You can start Module Three anytime, depending on the time you have available to study each week. You can start as early as six months before the course completion date (first Wednesday of June and December) or as late as four weeks before the course completion date (we don’t recommend starting any later than this as you will need time to gather needs analysis from your learners and collate diagnostic tests etc.). Please note that you must register for Module Three at least six weeks before the submission date (which is also the first Wednesday of June and December). Also, you must allow a period of one week for Teaching House to register you online and find your dedicated tutor.
What grades are available for Module Three?
The grades available for Module Three are
• Pass with merit
• Pass with distinction
During the online Delta Module Three, what contact will I have with my tutor and other course participants?
Your tutor is allocated to you typically within one week of being accepted on to the course. You can email your tutor while you are enrolled on the Delta Module Three course with questions about the course administration and content. When you enroll, your tutor will send a suggested schedule of tutorials. These are negotiable but once the schedule has been arranged, any change of tutorial times is at your tutor’s discretion. Please note that in order to allow your tutor time to review any drafts, you must submit your work at least one full working day (24 hours) before your tutorial. Because each specialism is so different from the others, there are no opportunities to interact with other course participants.