Extending Practice and ELT Specialism.

Module Three aims to develop candidates’ knowledge of and competence in:

  • a chosen specialism
  • approaches to needs analysis
  • curriculum and syllabus design principles
  • different types of syllabus
  • course design and evaluation
  • assessment of learners.

To achieve these aims, candidates need to:

  • research a chosen specialism
  • understand and use appropriate methods of needs analysis/ diagnostic assessment for a specific group of learners
  • understand and apply key principles underpinning syllabus design and course planning
  • consider learner assessment and course evaluation
  • synthesise all their learning into a project which can be coherently presented to a third party.
  • The full syllabus can be downloaded at www.cambridgeenglish.org/delta/prepare

The module is assessed by means of a 4,000–4,500 word Extended Assignment in which candidates carry out an independent investigation leading to the design of a course programme related to their chosen specialist area. The assignment is externally marked by University of Cambridge examiners.

For more information visit Cambridge English website http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/teaching-english/teaching-qualifications/delta/about-the-delta-modules/

Module 3 reading list