Reasons for and benefits of having DELTA

– To move to senior roles, e.g. academic management

– To design, implement and oversee continuous professional development (CPD) programmes for teachers in your workplace

Reasons for and benefits of having DELTA

– To progress in your ELT career, e.g. teacher training, materials development, test design

Reasons for and benefits of having DELTA

– To broaden and develop your understanding of language systems and skills, methodologies and approaches to teaching, language acquisition and assessment

– To get credits towards MA TESOL or MA Linguistics

What do you need to take the DELTA course?

Entry requirements:

Teaching qualifications

An initial teaching qualification CELTA or a degree

Teaching experience

At least a year’s full-time teaching experience

Language level

Language level: C1+

Minimum Age

+18 years

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How to apply

01Step 1Complete the contact form on our website and we will get back to you within 48 hours.
Alternatively, you can call us
on +34 928 365 193 / +34 637 207 91302Step 2

Complete the Application Form and Pre-interview Task

03Step 3

Have a pre-course interview with one of our experienced DELTA tutors

After completing your interview, the course tutor will get in touch to you to let you know the outcome and offer you a place on your chosen programme.


Step 1

Complete the contact form on our website and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Alternatively, you can call us
on+34 928365 193 / +34 637 207 913.

02Step 3

Have a pre-course interview with one of our experienced DELTA tutors

After completing your interview, the course tutor will get in touch to you to let you know the outcome and offer you a place on your chosen programme.

01

Step 1

Complete the contact form on our website and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Alternatively, you can call us
on +34 928365 193 / +34 637 207 913.

Step 2

Complete the Application Form and Pre-interview Task

02

03
Step 3

Have a pre-course interview with one of our experienced DELTA tutors

After completing your interview, the course tutor will get in touch to you to let you know the outcome and offer you a place on your chosen programme.

Course components

The course includes:

  • A diagnostic test
  • Mock tests
  • Tutor feedback on performance
  • Input sessions
  • Input related tasks/projects

Assessment and results

A 3-hour written exam consisting of two 90-minute papers with a thirty-minute break.

These papers focus on understanding language systems and skills, methodology and approaches, materials and resources for teaching, and assessment.

Paper 1 comprises 5 tasks including include labelling, short answer and longer responses.

Paper 2 comprises 3 tasks which require longer written responses.

The written exam is held on the first Wednesday in June and December each year and this can be taken in our premises in Las Palmas.

The exam board will typically have your results in about eight weeks and you should receive your certificate six weeks after your results.





Aim of the module

To deepen your knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning English in a wide range of ELT contexts.

Format, dates and times

Module 1 can be taken either full-time (8 weeks) or part-time (12 weeks). The full-time course opens on April 8th and closes on May 29th. The part-time programme runs between September 9th and November 25th 2024.

Full-time course (14 sessions, 42 hours):

Mondays and Wednesdays (weeks 1-3 and 6-8), 18:00-21:00
Mondays (weeks 4 and 5), 18:00-21:00

Part-time course (14 sessions, 42 hours):

Mondays and Wednesdays (weeks 1 and 2), 18:00-21:00
Mondays (weeks 3-12), 18:00-21:00
All times are UK/Canary Islands times.

Fees

The course fees for both full and part-time courses are 600€.

Topics and content

Topics Content
Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching -Historical and current theories of first and second language acquisition
-How these theories influence teaching methodologies
Different teaching approaches and methodologies, including current developments -Teaching methodologies, both mainstream and experimental
-The effectiveness of these methodologies in different learning environments
Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems -Features of language systems (e.g. meaning, form, pronunciation and use)
-Teaching methodology choices in language systems
Language skills and learners’ problems -Features of language skills (e.g. the subskills and strategies needed by learners)
-Teaching methodology choices in language skills
Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning -The practical uses of a range of resources in a range of teaching contexts
Key assessment concepts and terminology -How to apply key assessment principles, such as validity and reliability, to classroom-based assessment

FAQ about the DELTA course

What level is Delta?

The office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) has determined that DELTA is a Level 7 qualification, which is at the same level as a Master’s degree. Some institutions accept DELTA credits towards MA modules.

What are the benefits of an online format?

24/7 access to the online materials giving you the flexibility to plan your CELTA work around your other professional and personal commitments

No accommodation and travel costs

How does the online format work?

Your tutors will send you a Zoom link to join all teaching practices, feedback, consultation and input sessions.

What equipment do I need?

  • Desk top or laptop (The course will not run on tablets, iPads or mobile phones)
  • A reliable internet connection
  • Head/Earphones with a built-in microphone

Do I need to complete Modules 2 and/or 3 before entering Module 1?

No. You can take the 3 modules in any order you like.

Is DELTA designed to work with adult learners only?

No. It incorporates a variety of teaching contexts like Young Learners, Business English, ESP. The students that you will have in your teaching practices, however, will be adults.

How and when do I get my certificate?

Certificates are issued approximately 6 weeks after you receive your statement of results.

These can be Distinction, Pass or Fail. Certificates are sent to the training centre and we will send you your certificate directly.

You receive a certificate for each module and yu can ask for an over-arching certificate after completion of all 3 modules.

All Cambridge certificates, regardless of face-to-face, online or blended modes, are the same and the course format is not part of the certificate.

What’s the pass rate and what happens if I fail anything?

For the Module, this is around 80%.

You can fail 1 internally assessed lesson and still pass the module.

If you fail the externally assessed lesson, there is also a referral process and this means that you can re-try on two occasions within a one-year period following the issue of results.

If you do not pass on one of these two occasions, you will need to re-take a course.

What are the job prospects after being DELTA qualified?

After completing Module 1 you may like to:

  • Access DoS, ADoS, Senior Teacher positions
  • Develop in-service training for teachers

After completing all 3 modules you might also like to consider, for example, Teacher Training, Materials Development or Curriculum Development.

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