DELTA notes

How to start writing the assignment for the DELTA Module 3.

You have decided to start the module 3 assignment. Congratulations! It’s a big step for your professional development. Though, as it is always so difficult to make first steps I’d like to offer you some tips that can make the writing of your first two pages easier. First thing first – read the Cambridge handbook… Read More How to start writing the assignment for the DELTA Module 3.

Being a better teacher

A crash test on classroom management

I used to think that I am a good teacher, that I can keep my students engaged and motivated, that I can always come up with the right decision. Illusions of early teaching years. Illusions of disciplined Chinese classrooms. But the moment, I stepped into a Turkish classroom, was a real eye-opener. I work in… Read More A crash test on classroom management

Bits and bobs, Russian lines

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”. 

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” – один из моих любимых фильмов. Если кратко, то это фильм о военной журналистке, которая приехала в Афганистан делать репортажи для американского канала. Про войну, бедность, местные нравы, о том, как там пытаются справиться с постоянным страхом. Рекомендую к просмотру. Первый раз я смотрела этот фильм с мужем приятным летним вечером в… Read More “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”. 

Bits and bobs

Descriptive writing and our senses.

Descriptions may be hard to deal with but they are enriching the writing so much that ignoring them is a crime against the reader’s perception and style. Cutting down on details will negatively affect not only the text perception but probably the final mark if it happens to be an exam writing. As a common… Read More Descriptive writing and our senses.

DELTA notes

Top-bottom-bottom-top or how to start DELTA M3 assignment

I am currently working on my DELTA assignment and one of the most valuable knowledge I have gained so far is not about designing a course or issues of monolingual groups, nothing even close to that. The main experience is my own way of learning and understanding how to organise it right. At least from… Read More Top-bottom-bottom-top or how to start DELTA M3 assignment