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Delta Module One


For help and advice with the Module One exam...




To check your understanding of the requirements, try a couple of quizzes:

- To check your knowledge of the task requirements:
... and to test your ability to answer the questions with the content and format required, in the nine weeks before the exam we'll be posting a weekly set of questions. Each question will be related to at least one of the tasks in the exam and by comparing your own answer with the suggested answer, you'll be able to check whether you've included the content required in the format required. Each set of questions will be available for one week only, starting on the Wednesday.  Try and do one or two questions a day. Links will be added below each week.

Week One - no longer available
Week Two - no longer available
Week Three - no longer available
Week Four - no longer available
Week Fiveno longer available
Week Six - no longer available
Week Seven - no longer available
Week Eight - will be available until May 28
Week Nine - will be available from May 29 - June 4

You may also find the following posts on our companion site The Delta Course useful.

Delta Module Two



Module Two, unlike Module One, is assessed by a mixture of continuous assessment by your tutors and a final external assessment by a Cambridge English assessor. During the course you will complete five assignments : the Professional Development Assignment, which records your progress on the course, and four Language Systems and Skills Assignments, all of which consist of three components - a Background Essay on the topic you have chosen, a lesson plan and taught lesson focusing on the topic, and your Post-Lesson Evaluation. You can find details of all of these, plus the other course requirements, in the Handbook for Tutors and Candidates, p. 50ff, and if you want to test your understanding of these requirements, try out quiz : So you think you know about Module Two?

Once you know what you're letting yourself in for, your next step is to choose a centre. You can find them all listed here - but before choosing, have a look at :




Sample LSA Background Essays

To give you an idea of  what the background essays for the LSAs should look like, two of our 2015 candidates have kindly allowed us to publish one of theirs. Ben Corcoran chose lexis as one of his language systems topics, and wrote on multiword verbs. Jane Sabey's essay was on skills and deals with developing fluency at CEFR B1 level.