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The ELT Concourse Delta index

Guides in this area are designed specifically with the Cambridge Delta scheme in mind.  However, some may prove helpful to anyone following any in-service training programme.
The ELT Concourse candidate's guide to the Cambridge Delta is available from the links below.  It covers the whole scheme.

About Delta
Considering Delta? This is guide for people who may be considering taking Delta with an index of links to other crucial guides.
The Delta overview A reference guide and bird's eye view.  More detail on each section is in the individual guides.
Terminology and systems Understanding the scheme and how it is adminstered.
Test your knowledge of Delta Use this short test to make sure you understand what the scheme requires.
10 Delta urban legends A number of mythologies have grown up around Delta and its assessment.  None is true.
Delta: frequently asked questions Answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Preparing for Delta
Test your grammar for Delta Take a 25-item, multiple-choice test to see if your your knowledge of grammar and structure is up to the mark.
A Language Analysis course A short course in the basics of phonology, morphology, lexis, phrases, clauses, sentences and texts to help you prepare.
Learn phonemic transcription Learn (or refresh your memory about) the fundamentals of how the sounds of English are transcribed.
General guides for all Modules
Delta: a candidate's guide This is a long document and a large download covering the whole Delta scheme.  Use it as a road map.
A Delta style guide This is a guide to how to write in appropriate academic and formal English for Delta.
10 things not to write These 10 issues are things should avoid writing for any part of the Delta scheme.
The Delta Modules
Module One Module Two Module Three
Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching Developing professional practice Extending practice and ELT specialism
A 2-part, 3-hour written examination Two Language Systems and two Language Skills assignments A 4000-4500 word extended assignment
The Professional Development Assignment (PDA)
a Module One preparation course Paper 1 revision exercises pre-course preparation preparing to teach a Delta lesson choosing the Module Three topic testing for Module Three
Delta Paper 1 task by task Paper 2 revision exercises how to write a background essay the external assessment: FAQs how to write Module Three writing the course proposal
Delta Paper 2 task by task a Module One revision course writing your first Delta essay what to avoid in the classroom writing the introduction before you submit Module Three
Delta examination tips and advice Delta mock examination + key getting a Distinction for an essay the overview of the PDA needs analysis for Module Three Delta Module Three reading list
analysing systems in an essay the PDA Part A
analysing skills in an essay the PDA Part B
how to write a Delta lesson plan writing the PDA Part B    
meeting the teaching criteria observing teaching    
  the reflection and evaluation the really critical criteria    
Other resources   the Delta criteria explained      
Reading and reference list This is a reading and reference list specifically for Modules One and Two of Delta.  There is a separate list, linked above, for Module Three.
The in-service training index Guides to language, skills, methodology, background theory and more.
The initial plus training index Simpler guides to language, skills, methodology, background theory and more.
A glossary of grammar terms This is the minimum you need to know for Modules One and Two of Delta to understand and analyse grammar and structure.
A glossary of methodology A glossary of terms relating to methodology and background theory.
Terminology test This is a 100-item, multiple choice test in terminology for ELT – do it after the course or during it to check what you know.
Cambridge English website A good deal of helpful and important documentation for Delta can be found here.
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Courses on ELT Concourse The index of all courses on this site.
Academic management If you are, or have ambitions to be, an Academic Manager, these guides may help.