Niki Walker Niki Walker I always try to engage the students through a context that relates to their lives or is relevant to today. I never have the students stay in the same place for the whole lesson. I change my lesson according to the students’ emergent language or affective needs when necessary.
Niki Walker Niki Walker Some current DELTA participants Maddy, Auckland: General English and IELTS. Experience: 3 years in Fiji and New Zealand David, Melbourne: Exam classes (FCE, IELTS). Experience: 9 years in Thailand and Australia Jill, Melbourne: ESP class (OET) Experience: over 20 years in Australia, the UK and Italy
Niki Walker Maddy What have you noticed about your teaching? Has your role changed at work? Did you feel you had enough support over the course?
Niki Walker David What has the course given you as a teacher? Reflection Knowledge How did you find doing modules by distance? + course tutors + website + flexibility - intense workload for 9 months
Niki Walker Jill What has surprised you about the DELTA? What advice would you give to someone considering starting the DELTA next year?
Niki Walker The Distance DELTA Three Modules: Module One and Three online Module Two Orientation Course in Melbourne and in your place of work
Niki Walker Module One Extends knowledge of language, background theory and resources to inform classroom practice 3 months (distance) All courses start March and September every year, leading to Cambridge assessment in June and December.
Niki Walker Module Two Teaching practice (over 9 months) Orientation Course (March or September- 2 weeks)
Niki Walker Module Three Option 1- ELT Specialism: YL, Business English, EAP, ESOL Literacy, Exam Teaching Option Two- English Language Teaching Management (ELTM): Academic Management, Human Resources Management, Customer Service, Marketing