Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching;
The aim of Module One is to extend and develop candidates’ knowledge and understanding of:
- theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
- different approaches and methodologies including current developments
- language systems and learners’ linguistic problems
- language skills and learner problems
- resources, materials and reference sources for language learning
- key concepts and terminology related to assessment.
To achieve these aims, candidates need to:
- demonstrate knowledge of historical and current theories of first and second language acquisition
- critically evaluate current and historical approaches and methodologies in English language teaching
- demonstrate understanding of key features of language systems and skills appropriate to teaching and lesson planning, including problems with language use and skills experienced by learners
- examine and evaluate a range of teaching resources and materials, and reference materials (including e-resources and multimedia materials)
- demonstrate knowledge of the role and methods of assessment
Module 1 is assessed via a written examination (externally marked by University of Cambridge examiners). The written examination consists of two papers. Paper 1 is comprised of five tasks. Paper 2 is comprides of three tasks. Candidates have 3 hours and 30 minutes (two 1.5 hour papers with a 30 minutes break in between).
For more information visit Cambridge English website http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/teaching-english/teaching-qualifications/delta/about-the-delta-modules/