Deepen your knowledge of ELT in this 20 week journey to level up
Intimate group of 6-8 passionate teachers
LIVE ZOOM & SELF-STUDY
Live Sessions with expert tutors accompanied by prompts and self-study materials
GUIDED GROUP PROJECTS
Weekly group tasks based on the specific subjects in the field on ELT to delve deeper
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF :
You want a firm foundation in theory to support your practice
You want to bring your teaching to the next level
You want an internationally recognized diploma
You are passionate about teaching and want to grow professionally
You have at least 2 years of experience and are keeping up in the field of ELT
You have some previous professional development (CELTA is not required, but helps)
You need clear structure and guidance in your studies
You want to be a part of stimulating tribe of like-minded teachers
THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR YOU:
❌ If you think that you can pass the exam just by attending the sessions.This is not a walk in the park. You must Do The Work if you want to pass Delta M1!
What makes this course different is that we set the framework to prepare you for all three modules of Delta. We delve deeply into research to help you become an expert in the field
Through guided study and a coaching session, you get ready to tackle the exam
BY THE END OF THIS COURSE YOU WILL:
Have a structured approach to understanding how to apply methodology in a practical manner
Have gained more confidence in your practice as a teacher
Learn the strategies on how to crush the exam
Have a clear understanding of the exam structure, criteria and all the intricacies of the tasks
Have an extensive range of knowledge to become a generalist in the field of ELT
Be ready to take the Delta Module I exam, and continue on to Module II 🚀
What language level do I need to join the course?
To begin studying for this course, you must be at least a strong C1 level
What if I haven't passed CELTA can I join the course?
Yes, if you are willing to put the extra work.
What time are the live sessions?
We negotiate the most suitable time for all group participants once the group is full, classes are once per week for 90m minutes.
Can I pay for the course in installments?
Yes, you can pay in 2 installments
Will you walk us through the books page by page?
No. The Delta is a Master's level Diploma in the UK education system. Therefore, you are expected to have a certain degree of autonomy and responsibility to study on your own. The course is designed with the flipped classroom model so we provide suggested reading material and expect you to do the work before coming to the sessions. This does not mean that you are left without support — we are always available in the group chat to answer questions.
How many hours per week do I need to study?
We recommend allocating at least 10 hours per week for studies outside the classroom.
This is a learner-driven course so you are expected to meet up with your classmates outside of the live sessions to complete additional tasks!
I need this!
20 Week Course
20 Live sessions
90-minute live sessions on Zoom with tutors once per week
of guided self-study with tasks, prompts and materials in addition to live sessions
2 highly qualified tutors with 6-8 Participants
HOW THE COURSE IS DELIVERED:
This is the hub of your learning. All assignments, materials, resources, and feedback will be delivered through here. This also includes exam tasks, videos or articles on related topics, skill development for writing, and other similar tasks.
Interactive live sessions and group discussions are held weekly through Zoom.
For support, learning insights, inspiration, and anything else you like to share with your cohort.
HOW THE COURSE IS STRUCTURED:
Segment 1 Research (10 weeks)
Every week you will have:
A reading assignment on a specific topic A collaborative group project based on that A 90 minute live input session with tutors to deepen your knowledge A series of discussion prompts through a WhatsApp group A reflective written task with feedback By the end of Segment 1 you will have broadened your understanding of methodology and theories and have become more confident in applying that to your practice.
By the end of Segment 1, you will have deepened your knowledge of:
The evolution of methodologies and approaches, and how they apply in various learning environments
The ways we process information and how this affects the way we develop receptive skills in the classroom
Theories on language acquisition and learning, and how they inform the teaching process
Theories underlying learner errors and the linguistic challenges they face when producing language
The sub-skills and strategies that learners need in order to become competent users of the language
Features that make a given text appropriate for a genre, pragmatics, and how this applies to various learning contexts
The lexical approach, lexical semantics, language analysis, and how we process chunks
Systems of pronunciation and features of connected speech
Testing and Assessment
Validity, reliability, and assumptions for assessment in the classroom
Segment 2 Exam Practice (10 weeks)
Each week consists of:
A series of Module 1 exam tasks to practice with your study buddy A 90 minute live input session to focus on strategies for those tasks Detailed analysis of examiner comments and sample responses Feedback on how to avoid common pitfalls in the exam By the end of segment 2 you will have applied the theory from the previous segment to be confident to tackle the Delta Module 1 exam.
By the end of Segment 2, you will have deepened your knowledge of:
Definitions of key concepts in ELT—in the words that Cambridge expects on the exa
Analyzing the features of language and skills that learners require in order to complete productive tasks successfully
Analyzing Learner Output
Identifying the main strengths and weaknesses to consider when analyzing a learner's attempt at a productive task
Identifying the features of genre and style in an authentic text, and a detailed analysis of the language
Evaluating how effective an authentic test would be in achieving a specific goal in a given learning context
Course book Analysis
The purpose and key assumptions behind an extract from a course book and how they support the learning process
Issues in ELT
Beliefs about language learning, the teacher's role in the classroom, and the effect they have on a given learning context
You will also get a 1:1 coaching session right before your exam to make sure that you are ready to rock and focused on being your best!
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MEET YOUR TUTORS
ESL Teacher, CELTA trainer, ACC Coach
Tyler Scharf is a teacher, trainer & motivational coach based in Istanbul. Born in Canada, he has 10 years of experience in the field of ELT. Throughout the years he had the chance to work in Russia, India and Turkey, where he got his full Delta and was working as a Celta & ICELT tutor, and with Oxford University Press. He is the founder and owner of Sharp English.
He is also a certified coach from Erickson International. He specialises in empowering teachers and learners to gain a clearer sense of self and develop confidence in their practice and learning.
In this course Tyler is delivering input and coaching sessions as well as designing the curriculum.
ESL Teacher, Delta Trainer
Siobhan Kizilkaya is a teacher, trainer, and former assessor for Cambridge. She is originally from the UK but is now based in Istanbul.
With decades of experience in the field of ELT, she has extensive expertise in training and assessment due to her roles as a teacher trainer for Cambridge Delta and ICELT courses, IELTS examiner.
In this course Siobhan is delivering input sessions and designing the curriculum.
Sberbank, Tinkoff and local transfers are also possible. Payment in 2 installments is possible. Get in touch with us for details!
20 Live 90-Minute Zoom Sessions Life-long access to the online platform Feedback throughout the course Feedback on 1 full exam at at the end of the course 1 Private Coaching session