The International House Madrid DELTA Bridging course has been designed to prepare experienced teachers and bring them to the entry point for the Cambridge DELTA the following academic year.
It is also for teachers who feel they would benefit by taking a year to re-examine the practices and principles which they studied during their pre-service course and reflect on how they have developed these.
It has been written by International House Madrid and is specifically designed to improve your teaching ability and give you the confidence to take the Cambridge DELTA in the near future.
The focus of the course is to lift your current teaching ability to a safe entry point for DELTA. There will be methodology, but the emphasis is on teaching skills. This is a very practical course; we will demonstrate all the procedures and discuss the rationale behind them.
Candidates from any teaching environment who have at least 2 years’ experience after pre-service training and who have taught a range of learners from beginners to advanced can apply.
The course runs on Friday mornings from 09:30-12:30 at our centre in Alonso Martínez. It constitutes 28-30 hours of training.
Before the course starts. There is an optional pre-course diagnostic observation of a 60-minute lesson with 30-minute post-lesson feedback
Dates and sessions
Day 1 Friday 04 February: Course introduction and Classroom Management
Day 2 Friday 11 February: Teaching Grammar and Checking Meaning
Day 3 Friday 18 February: Correction and Phonology 1
Day 4 Friday 25 February: Planning and Giving Feedback
Day 5 Friday 04 March: Reading and Listening
Day 6 Friday 11 March: Speaking and Writing
Day 7 Friday 18 March: Lexis and Phonology 2
Day 8 Friday 25 March: Muti-word verbs and Teaching Online
At the end of the course, teachers plan and give a 60-minute lesson with a group of their choice. There is pre-lesson discussion and post-lesson feedback from the tutor. The observed lesson is done in the month of April or before the end of the academic year.
Friday mornings 09:30 – 12:30 in our centre at IH Alonso Martínez
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