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 →

‘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 →

Delta task: real-life listening

In this task, I was asked to consider what is involved in real-life listening, and what the implications for classroom teaching are. Here is my reflection on the topic (I have dome this before reading the recommended book on the topic). 1. Informal nature of speech 80-90% of what we say in real life is... Continue Reading →

Delta task: Why teach sense relations

In the online Delta course I'm following, one of the tasks for the lexis unit required us to take notes on why sense relations can facilitate vocabulary learning and make lessons more interesting. It also required us to refer to examples of classroom activities and specific teaching strategies which we have used or intend to... Continue Reading →

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