Tomorrow will be a long travel day, and a long revision day as well.
After nearly 9 months of preparing the Cambridge DELTA Module One, I will finally and grimly walk into an Alsatian classroom and take a 3-hour, pen and paper exam.
The exam conditions seem almost ancient. The test can in no way be done online, or monitored anywhere but in specific test centers.
So tomorrow morning, I am flying from Rodez to Paris to Strasbourg in order to be on-site for the exam that will start the next day at 9am.
Preparing DELTA Module One has been an eye-opening experience. When I read the program, I thought I pretty much knew this stuff:
How wrong I was! I had my own ideas about teaching English, of course, and things I had read hither and thither, but I had never put it all together.
After hundreds of hours of reading, learning terminology, and struggling to master phonetic transcription, I hope I can do so (ellipsis) on Wednesday morning.
Wish me luck...