This is my first proper video post (although I did record some voice-overs for this post) and it was brought about by an article I read this morning.
Part 1 of this post is one of the most popular on the blog and it attracts readers from all over the world – you can find it here in case you missed it. This time around we have a guest blogger sharing his own Delta module 2 experience. I think it’s one that you will find useful as the focus of his LSAs are very different from mine.
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Without further ado, here’s Konstantinos.
If you are reading this, hopefully you have already read Part 1, which was posted last week. That post gathered quite a lot of attention from people who, I imagine, are interested in sitting the course or becoming tutors themselves. Whatever your reason may be, do leave me a comment or question at the end.
So, without further ado, here’s part two.
Since July I have been undergoing training to become a Celta tutor. It’s been a long process, both enjoyable and tiring. It’s almost finished, however, and I’d like to share my experience with people who may want to do something similar in the future.
So, this is how I became a Celta tutor.
Last Friday I had the opportunity to take part in the first Braz-Tesol’s Teacher Development SIG event in São Paulo. I’m going to summarize the highlights of the workshops I attended and also share something I do in order to develop my English whenever I attend seminars or conferences.
If you don’t live in São Paulo, some of the same speaker will be at the Braz-tesol’s local chapter event in Goiania this Friday.
Posts about the Delta have been some of the most popular here on the blog and today I’d like to talk about the Module 1 exam. I took it in December 2012 and Passed with distinction. I belive that talking about the way I prepared for the exam may help other people do well, even though there have been some small changes to the format implemented this year.
I suppose the title could be considered clickbait, but the idea is to try to help you to do well during Delta module 2. I got a distinction in my first three Background Essays, and imagine LSA4 (which is externally assessed) was up to the same standard. You can do it too, and I think the following tips and reading suggestions will help.
Last week I had a post about my lexis LSA in Delta module 2. Since I believe that was a successful post and it got some good feedback, I decided to write about another LSA that I enjoyed doing.
During module two, each candidate has two choose two skills and two systems to write about in a background essay and to give a lesson that is either observed by a tutor or the external assessor. I chose, in order, grammar, listening, speaking and lexis. I started with grammar as I thought that would be the easiest thing to work with and finished with lexis as I think that is my strong suit.
That left me with two skill assignments for LSAs 2 and 3. I chose to work with FCE listening tasks and used the same B2+ group from LSA4. I received a distinction for the BE and a merit for the lesson, which is explained below.
Delta module 2 was both my favourite and least favourite module to take. On the one hand, I loved being observed and receiving feedback on my lessons. On the other hand, it was the longest module and the weekend after weekend of reading and writing took its toll on me.
Out of the five lessons I taught during module 2 (1 diagnostic lesson plus 4 LSAs), I think the best was LSA4, which is externally assessed. I chose to work with lexis, as it is the topic I feel most comfortable with. We don’t receive specific marks for LSA4, but overall I got a Merit for Module 2. Below you can find the lesson I taught and the rationale behind it. Continue reading