Diploma in English Language
Teaching to Adults
to this year's RSA DELTA course.
Please note that I have left the old DELTA pages up as they have been so often requested. Click here to go to the NEW MODULAR DELTA.
The course has two main aims:
· Ensure you get the RSA Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults qualification.
· Give you the skills that allow you to improve your teaching and say why you are doing what you do in the classroom at any given moment.
To accomplish the latter we would like you to take our motto to heart from the beginning of this course:
RISK IS GROWTH
Without risking what we do in the classroom we cannot discover new approaches
and how they work for us, and therefore we cannot grow as teachers or professionals.
So, this course will ask you to question everything you know about teaching and then put it together again in what will become your own coherent theories of language and learning.
Throughout the course you will be keeping
an e-journal which aims to:
· promote deeper reflection on your teaching
· help you tie the theoretical input to your classroom practice
· give you a voice on your needs for the input sessions
· give you maximum support through the pressure points of the course
· gather your feedback on the input sessions - invaluable for the ongoing course content and possible changes we would want to incorporate
There are 8 assessed pieces of work:
Assignment 1 - Language Skills with background essay, plan and assessed observation
of the lesson.
Assignment 2 - Language Systems with background essay, plan and assessed observation of the lesson.
Assignment 3 - Resources and Materials with plan and assessed observation of the lesson.
Assignment 4 - Experimental Practice with background essay, plan and peer observation of the lesson.
Assignment 5 - Course Planning with a full course plan supported by rationale and justification for use with described group.
Assignment 6 - Language Systems or Skills with background essay, plan and assessed observation of the lesson.
Assignment 7 - Language Systems or Skills with background essay, plan and externally assessed observation of the lesson.
Assignment 8 - Case Study of an individual language learner, their needs and plan to meet those needs. This is a double assignment.
The final two assignments are marked externally.
The course concludes with a three hour exam with three practically based questions:
Question 1 - asks you to analyse a piece of student work
Question 2 - asks you to exploit a text for teaching
Question 3 - asks you to evaluate materials
The content of the course and the order of the input sessions are directly related to each stage of the above assignments.
The first session is a social introduction to the course which starts with some standard 'get to know you' activities and then leads into the course details and information.
The grammar sessions interspersed throughout the course have two main aims:
1. ensure that you broaden your knowledge of the English grammatical systems.
2. help you to analyse the language in depth.
These sessions are the only ones which have a prescribed coursebook - Martin Parrott's "Grammar for English Language Teachers".
Buy it today!
This book has been developed with the DELTA specifically in mind, and you do need to know it backwards.
WELCOME AGAIN TO THIS YEAR'S
AND THE WEBDELTA
LET'S RISK AND GROW TOGETHER