Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE)
Online: DELTA Module 2
Price Range £59.00 per week - £132.50 per week
Price Includes Course fees, 20% VAT and assessment fees
Beginners Not for beginners
Course Length 16 weeks - 36 weeks
Town / City & Region , Central England
Tuition Style Combination of Group and One to One Tuition
Tuition Hours Per Week 0.0
Ages 18 - 65
Course Type Online
This is a twelve-week programme designed by you and your personal tutor. The course is intensive and requires full commitment.
In addition to 5 assignments and a diagnostic lesson, you will need to teach 6 lessons as part of Delta Module 2. It is important that you complete the tasks and assignments on time. Given the background work around each lesson, it is important that you space out lessons sensibly, so that you can devote enough time to each of them. This also allows you time for reflection and further development. You will need to put together a work plan at the beginning of the course.
Depending on your teaching situation you have the option of taking the course over 16 weeks (starting in February) or 9 months (starting in March and September).
It is recommended that a DELTA Module 2 candidate should EITHER be a graduate OR have a previous teaching qualification (e.g. CELTA), plus at least TWO years’ full-time teaching experience (i.e. 1,200 hours) within the past five years. Ideally, this teaching experience should include a range of levels and contexts. It is also recommended that the candidate has sucessfully completed Delta Modules 1.
Non-native speaker candidates should have a minimum language level within a range of between C2 and C1 on the Council of Europe scale.
NB: Candidates may still be accepted who do not strictly meet the entry criteria but who demonstrate they would be capable of completing the course successfully. Decisions on entry are at NILE’s discretion.
The course is intensive and requires full commitment. Assignments and tasks are designed to support your course work, aid your understanding of course content, and help you perform better in the examination. It is important that you complete the tasks and assignments on time.
Details of tasks and assignments will be provided at the start of the course.
For Delta Module 2, you will need to complete 5 practical assignments.
These are: The Professional Development Assignment (PDA) This consists of:
- An observed, unassessed diagnostic lesson to start you thinking about areas to work on in your teaching
- A reflective essay, written in stages through the course; in it you consider areas to work on in your teaching, suggest strategies for improving in these areas, and reflect on your development during the course (2000-2500 words)
- An experimental practice assignment, in which you investigate an area of classroom practice that is new to you, teach a lesson (unobserved) to try out this practice, and reflect on what you learn from it.
Two Language Systems Assignments (LSA): These focus on any two of the following areas: grammar, lexis, phonology, discourse Two Language Skills Assignments (LSA):These focus on one receptive skill (reading or listening) AND one productive skill (speaking or writing) Three of the four LSAs are assessed internally by your Personal Delta Tutor (PDT). The fourth is assessed externally by a visiting assessor. Each LSA is made up of three parts:
- A background essay, which looks into the theoretical aspects of the area you choose to focus on, and discusses how these relate to the classroom (2000 – 2500 words)
- A taught lesson, which is supported by a detailed plan including a short commentary
- A post-lesson evaluation (PLE) which reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of the lesson