Delta panic attack

This is going to be a very personal post, nothing about methodology, Dogme or classroom experiments. Something both wonderful and scary happened recently that I felt I had to blog about it: I have found out that I’ll be undertaking Delta Module 1 starting September. I’m going to take a part-time course while also working, but I have no idea exactly when I’ll be taking the exam.

I’ve read a lot of interesting posts and comments on Delta — for example, Anthony’s set of posts on the subject, Lizzie’s complete guide or Sandy’s conversations with Delta graduates. But I still feel confused and overwhelmed. I haven’t received a reading list yet, so to I started reading about second language acquisition theories.

When I did my CELTA, it was a very intensive but rewarding experience, so I expect Delta to be even more demanding — and possibly more rewarding — than that. I have to say I’m quite worried about the exam format, and the scary fail statistics I read online. But for the moment I’m trying not to think about it.

I hope I’ll have time to blog about the experience, but I doubt it.

That’s it, that’s all a wanted to share. Happiness and a little anxiety about embarking in this long and difficult journey. Tips, books, ideas, suggestions, cool drinks are welcome. 🙂


7 thoughts on “Delta panic attack”

  1. Ciao Giulia! I plan to take the DELTA sometime in the next couple of years and also feel quite nervous about it. While I can’t recommend the book “How to Pass DELTA” because I haven’t yet read it, I just wanted to share that I plan to buy it when I am ready to start as most of the reviews are good and I’ll take all the help I can get. Here’s the Amazon link:

    In bocca al lupo!

  2. You’ll be fine. Try to remember that you’ll be teaching under DELTA conditions rather than ideal conditions so you can’t try everything you want to try. Best of luck!

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