Category Archives: Cambridge Delta

Finding a Cambridge Delta local tutor (in Tokyo and worldwide)

I’m just starting work as a local tutor for a distance Delta candidate again, trying to remember what the jargon means etc six years after the last time. Although it’s not exactly lucrative by Japanese standards, I’ve been open to … Continue reading

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Have Cambridge lost interest in the CELTA and Delta?

I’ve been flicking through the Cambridge English annual review (as you do), and was surprised to find just one very brief mention of the CELTA (in Ukraine “Teachers who complete TKT or CELTA can apply for an exemption from the … Continue reading

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TEFL or Tefl?

The latter seems to be becoming more and more common, including in quite serious contexts. I’m none too keen on that, though, because it reminds me much too much of the very un-serious expression “Tefler”, which is only one or two … Continue reading

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Taking the Cambridge Delta in 2013

There are many caveats about the list below (see the bottom for them), but what I can say is that it is much better than the information available on the actual Cambridge ESOL website, where about 50% of the links … Continue reading

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TEFL diplomas – articles, blog posts, forum threads, FAQs etc

By TEFL diploma I mean (just) the Cambridge Delta and Trinity Dip TESOL. Was sure I’d done a full list of my stuff on the topic at some point, but apparently not, so here it is: FAQs TEFL diploma course FAQs … Continue reading

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Is a TEFL diploma worth more than a relevant MA?

EF in China and most British Council branches think so (though they are both involved in running diploma courses), whereas I don’t know of a single university which would agree (though they are all involved in peddling MAs). I have … Continue reading

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A nice free collection of articles, especially for the DELTA

You have to pay to see these on the original sites (English Teaching Professional, ELT Journal etc) and I have a feeling IH Madrid made them public by accident, so be quick! Defossilizing, Helen Johnson 1992 Mistake Correction, Keith Johnson … Continue reading

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Cambridge to change the Delta Experimental Lesson

Although the format of this part of the Cambridge Delta won’t change, they have decided to do way with the term “experimental lesson” because: a) Teachers almost always decide to do something like the Silent Way that hundreds of teachers … Continue reading

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What I really learnt from the DELTA

Being a Regional DELTA Tutor made me think back to my own DELTA experience in 2002 and re-read the How was the Dip? reflections that I wrote shortly after.  The Cambridge Diploma has changed since then, and so have the conclusions that … Continue reading

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New TEFL articles September 2010

I’ve linked to some of these already, but thought I may as well put the month’s supply together Video tasks for specific language points How to teach phonics with simple picture flashcards Classroom language for teaching pronunciation Pronunciation changes in … Continue reading

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