Delta module 1 exam is over

Some impressions after sitting Delta module 1 exam. After more than 15 months of preparation (while also working full time), I finally sat module 1 exam last Wednesday. Of course I can't say anything about the result, as I will not know until next February, but I just wanted to note down some impressions I have had after doing the exam.

Realisations

I am writing this quick post to share a realisation I came to this week. After one year of worrying and studying for Cambridge Delta module 1, I finally feel it's paying off. Even if I won't pass the exam in December, I recently saw the fruit of all my hard work, which makes it... Continue Reading →

My beliefs as a teacher #1

Today I'd like to start to share a series of ideas and reflections on my own teaching practice and 'theory'. Why After reading Techniques and Principles of Language Teaching and How Languages are Learned* for my Delta Module 1 preparation course, I started reflecting on my own practice, trying to pinpoint what theories or beliefs... Continue Reading →

Self-observation in the classroom

I don't know if this word even exists in ELT, it's probably called 'self-reflection' or something similar. Terminology aside, this is what I've tried to do more consistently in the last few months: consciously noticing and if possible reflecting on the on-the-spot choices I make as a teacher in the classroom. When and how I... Continue Reading →

About mindfulness in ELT (again!)

Last year I wrote a blog post about what I perceived as a commodification of an amazing Buddhist concept: mindfulness, or sati. Today, I would like to go back on the topic, after I've recently attended: a one-day Vipassana meditation retreat; a two-hour training session on mindfulness for teachers. I now feel I have familiarised with both... Continue Reading →

‘I don’t understand nothing!’

How many times have we hear this phrase coming out of one of our student's mouth? The student who feels she can't understand 'nothing' because she missed a word -- or even a phrase -- and so switches off completely for the rest of the listening activity, or of the whole lesson. Recently, one of the tasks... Continue Reading →

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