Delta Module 2 - Cambridge University Blended
Delta Module Two is the most practical of all 3 Cambridge English Language Assessment Delta modules and is arguably the one which will provide the most tangible evidence of progress and professional development.
The Blended Delta Module 2 course covers the following topics:
1. The language learner and the language learning context Adapting teaching for different abilities, motivations and learning styles Applying knowledge and understanding of factors affecting teaching to your practice.
2. Preparation for teaching English language learners Planning lessons that actively engage all learners Choosing methodologies and materials, with reference to underpinning theories and principles.
3. Evaluating, selecting and using resources and materials for teaching purposes Developing selection criteria to choose materials Creating resources for different learning contexts Evaluating the effectiveness of materials used.
4. Managing and supporting learning Creating a constructive learning atmosphere Using a range of teaching and learning strategies which are appropriate to learners’ needs and context Giving appropriate feedback to all learners on their progress.
5. Evaluation of lesson preparation and teaching Developing evaluation criteria to judge the effectiveness of preparation and teaching Using evaluation feedback to improve lesson planning and teaching Developing critical reflection skills to identify areas for ongoing professional development.
6. Observe and evaluate other teachers’ lessons Evaluating other teachers’ lessons using knowledge of teaching and learning strategies Providing supportive and constructive feedback to other teachers.
7. Professionalism and opportunities for professional development Reflecting on feedback to develop as a teacher Reflecting on the standards of professional practice Engaging in Continuing Professional Development Identifying possible career paths and specialisms.
How is the Delta Module Two evaluated?
Delta Module 2 is evaluated via a combination of background essays; lesson planning; observed, assessed practical teaching and reflection on your teaching and your progress. Each element of the course aims to develop your awareness and command of classroom practice, methodology, language systems and skills and how to tailor your teaching to the individuals in your class. There are two main components to your assessed coursework on the Delta program:
Professional Development Assignment (PDA):
he PDA consists of a reflective strand, designed to facilitate your progress and development, and an experimental practice strand, designed to push your teaching boundaries and allow you to use an approach, resource or technique that you haven’t tried before.
The PDA consists of:
• Diagnostic lesson plan and lesson (observed but unassessed)
• Reflection and action essay (2000-2500 words)
• Experimental Practice essay (2000-2,500 words)
• Experimental Practice lesson plan and self-evaluation
Language Skills/Systems Assignments (LSAs):
There are a total of four LSAs, each focusing on a different language skill or system of English. Three are internally assessed and the fourth is assessed by an assessor from Cambridge English Language Assessment.
Each of the four LSAs consists of:
- A 2,500 word background essay covering an analysis of your chosen area along with problems and suggested solutions within a wide range of teaching contexts
- A lesson plan
- An observed 45-60 minute lesson
- A 500-word self-evaluation reflecting on your teaching and your learners’ progress as evidenced in your lesson
Delta Module Two Course Dates
We are currently running Delta Module Two 100% online (live on Zoom)
The next upcoming intakes are
- 7th August - 2nd November* 2023
- 5th February - 3rd May *2024
*Please note that Delta Module 2 external assessments take place for two weeks after course completion
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us here for the most up to date information regarding Delta Module Two course dates.
Delta Module Two Course Fees
- Delta Module Two: $2195 USD
- Cambridge Assessment Fee (additional): $495 USD
- Report Request Fee (optional): $90* USD
- Referral fee - if you need to retake the Module Two external assessment: $595 USD**
- Additional 30-minute tutorial: $150 USD***
- Delta Module Two: £1,595 GBP
- Cambridge assessment fee (additional): £158 GBP
- Report Request Fee (optional): £40* GBP
- Referral fee - if you need to retake the Module Two external assessment: £275 GBP**
- Additional 30-minute tutorial: £100 GBP***
- Registration fee (additional – payable once only): £60 GBP
*Reports are only available up to five weeks after the issue of results
**If you are referred you have two attempts within twelve months of the original submission to retake your external assessment without having to retake the whole course. The referral fee includes the Cambridge assessment fee and an administration fee.
*** Additional tutorials are for referred candidates only. Each tutorial is for one element of the LSA only (background essay or lesson plan). If the candidates require support with both elements, they would need to pay for two tutorials.
Can I take Module Two first?
No. It is advisable to take Module One first as this provides the theoretical and practical background to Module Two. Module Two allows you to put this knowledge into practice. In exceptional circumstances you may take Modules One and Two concurrently but we don’t advise this for people working full time.
For the blended option, do I need to be in New York for the pre-course program?
No. The Pre-Course Program is a distance component which you can do from anywhere in the world. You will need to have a computer and access to the Internet to do this component and access to a class to do your diagnostic lesson by skype or video. This can be your own class or one from a local language school. It can be any level or specialism, as long as it involves teaching English to speakers of other languages.
For the blended option, do I need to be teaching to do the pre-course program?
Yes. You need access to a class so that you can complete your pre-course coursework. This involves a diagnostic observation and an experimental practice lesson. This could be your own class or a class at a local language school. If you are in the New York area, this class can be arranged by Teaching House. If you are not in New York, you will need to make these arrangements yourself.
What is the ‘externally assessed lesson’ and can I do it at Teaching House?
Each trainee must teach one lesson observed by an external Delta assessor who will be appointed by the University of Cambridge. The lesson will be one of the last lessons you teach during the five-week course, allowing trainees to complete all Module Two requirements during the course.
For the blended option, what is the workload during the course?
For the Pre-Course Program, we recommend trainees allocate about 15 hours each week for four weeks. Trainees should be able to complete the course part-time while continuing their teaching.
The five-week face-to-face course is full-time and the workload is similar to that on a full-time CELTA. You will be at the center from 9.30-5.30 Monday- Friday. You will need to work outside of these hours as well for approximately 30 hours per week to complete all assignments, lesson plans and background reading.
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 grades are available for Module Two?
The grades available for Module 2 are:
• Pass with merit
• Pass with distinction
When can I take Module Two?
For the blended (New York) option, Delta Module Two is usually scheduled in March each year.
For the face-to-face (London) option, Delta Module two usually takes place in January and again in October.
Please email us at email@example.com for the latest upcoming dates.
Can I miss a week of class?
No. Candidates must be available for the full combined 8 weeks. It is feasible to take individual days off where absolutely necessary. Please inform Teaching House during your application of any time that you might not be able to attend.
When will I find out the results?
For the blended (New York) course, results are issued in early August.
How do I apply for Module Two?
Fill out a Module 2 application form on our application page here, together with proof of having passed Module 1, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In exceptional circumstances you may apply for Module Two without having already passed Module 1. In this case, you only need to fill in the Module 2 application form. If this is satisfactory, we will send you a pre-interview task and if this is completed successfully, you will proceed to the interview stage.