Teacher Training in Strasbourg, France
If you have substantial experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages, and are ready to progress in your career, you need the DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults).
This internationally recognised qualification offered in Strasbourg helps you to:
- Deepen your understanding of the principles and practice of teaching the English language to adults
- Examine your current practices and beliefs
- Apply the results of your learning and reflection to your current teaching position and more senior roles
DELTA is also an academic qualification which is now rated as equivalent to a MA in the UK.
It is the ideal vehicle for career promotion, as Head of Studies, for example, in a language school. You can also use DELTA to specialise in the area that interests you most, thanks to its modular straucture;
DELTA Module Three is an entirely research based module which is supervised by a DELTA tutor specialising in your subject. For example, you can use DELTA to specialise in:
- Business English (BE)
- English for Special Purposes (ESP)
- English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
- Teaching Examination classes
- Teaching one-to-one
- CLIL/Embedded ESOL (teaching English through subject/work-based learning)
- Teaching monolingual classes
- Teaching in a non-English-speaking environment
- Teaching learners on-line/through blended learning
- Language develpment for teachers
- Teaching young adults (14-19 yrs)
DELTA key benefits
- Flexible entry points for candidates.
- The Delta Modules can be taken in stages over a period of time that can fit with career and other commitments.
- Opportunity to focus on specialist teaching, e.g. teaching young learners, business English.
- More flexible delivery, e.g. blended learning options.
- Individual modules can be taken as part of a programme of continuous professional development (CPD).
How does DELTA relate to TEFL/TESOL?
- 'TEFL' or 'TESOL' are terms often used to describe qualifications for English Language teachers.
- DELTA, the advanced TESOL/TEFL qualification for practising English Language teachers, was previously known as DTEFLA and the 'RSA diploma'.
- DELTA is accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English language teachers.
- DELTA is also an academic qualification which is now rated as equivalent to a MA in the UK. It is the ideal vehicle for career promotion, as Head of Studies, for example, in a language school.
- Ofqual, the regulator of exams in England and Northern Ireland, recognises Cambridge ESOL’s DELTA qualification as equal in level to a masters degree or professional diploma in the UK and throughout the EU.
- In order to get full benefit from what the DELTA offers, candidates will typically be CELTA qualified (or the equivalent) and have taught full-time for at least 2 years at a range of levels in a variety of contexts.
- It is assumed that you are fully familiar with current best practice principles and skills in planning and teaching as covered on a CELTA course.
- If you don’t have the CELTA (or an equivalent teaching qualification) but have worked in contexts where there was a quality in-service training scheme including regular observations and feedback, then we may advise you to do the DELTA. In these cases, we would need to observe one of your lessons before accepting your application.
- English: Applicants must have a highly developed awareness of language and sufficient competence in English, both written and spoken, to enable them to follow the course and complete all assessed elements.
The DELTA course is a modular course comprising of three modules.
DELTA Module One (EXAM)
- Theoretical perspectives on languages acquisition and language teaching.
- Different approaches and methodologies including current developments.
- Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems.
- Language skills and learners’ problems.
- Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning.
- Key concepts and terminology related to assessment.
- EXAM: Module 1: (Paper-based exams) Wednesday 5 June and Wednesday 4 December 2013
DELTA Module Two (PRACTICAL)
- The language learner and the language learning context.
- Preparation for teaching English language learners.
- Evaluating, selecting and using resources and materials for teaching purposes.
- Managing and supporting learning.
- Evaluation of lesson preparation and teaching.
- Observation / evaluation of other teachers’ lessons.
- Professionalism and opportunities for professional development.
DELTA Module Three (RESEARCH)
- Research into specialist areas.
- Syllabus design: principles, influences on, methodological effects of, and major syllabus types as applied to the specific learning context.
- Designing syllabus and teaching programmes to meet the needs of learners in the specific context of their selected specialism.
- Course design and development in the specific context of their selected specialism.
- The principles and practice of testing and assessment and application to the candidate’s specialist area.
- Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and quality of courses and programmes of study.
The DELTA courses in Strasbourg contact hours and study time required:
- As part of your course you should expect 120 contact hours with fellow candidates and course tutors and 10 hours of teaching adults. Four of these lessons are supervised and assessed by a course tutor and one is externally assessed.
- In addition you have 10 hours' directed observation of lessons, with five of these being live lessons taught by experienced teachers.
- You spend around 300 hours on reading, research and assignment writing.
There are six main units of learning:
- Understanding, knowledge and awareness of language
- The background to teaching and learning English at adult level
- Resources and materials
- Working in the classroom
- Evaluation, monitoring and assessment
- Professional development
There are three components of assessment:
- Coursework – There are seven coursework assignments. Six of these are internally assessed; the seventh is externally assessed. In addition there is overall external moderation of your coursework by Cambridge ESOL.
- Extended assignment – The extended assignment is a case study of a learner. It is supervised by the centre and externally marked.
- Written examination – The written examination is externally set and marked.
There are two grades — Pass and Distinction.
To be awarded the Diploma, you must pass all three components (Modules).
Module One: Entry to join every six months with eight months duration ( e.g. Join in October for June Exam and April for December Exam).
A tutored online learning package comprising :
|Cost: € 800
(Prices do not include the Cambridge registration fees: 2013 Module One: € 127)
|Takes place in Strasbourg over 27 days divided into three chunks of nine days.||12th January 2013 - 20th January 2013||20th April 2013 - 28th April 2013||15th June 2013 - 23rd June 2013||Presence at all three sessions is obligatory|
|Cost: € 1,500
(Prices do not include the Cambridge registration fees: 2013 Module Two: € 157)
|Tutored at a distance with a schedule individually set with your tutor.|
|Cost: € 400
(Prices do not include the Cambridge registration fees: 2013 Module Two: € 89)
Travel, coursebooks, accommodation and the costs of social activities are not included in the fees.
- If you believe you cover the minimum entry requirements to be considered as a candidate for the Delta course, fill out our short enquiry form asking for the application package.
- Prospective trainees must complete the DELTA application form and pre interview tasks and e-mail them back to us.
- Acceptance onto the University of Cambridge DELTA course is not automatic or guaranteed. Applicants must satisfactorily complete the application tasks, and pass a subsequent interview to be accepted. Non-native speakers of English must be able to demonstrate that their level of English, both spoken and written, is suitable for the demands of the course. The decision of the centre is final.
- Applicants who have satisfactorily completed the pre-interview task will be invited to attend an interview shortly after this date at the School or on the telephone if the candidate is not based within Strasbourg. Skype can also be an alternative option to avoid long distance phone call costs.
- Successful applicants will receive an offer of a place on the DELTA module or course immediately, if there is a place available.
- Once you are offered a place on an ESOL Strasbourg DELTA course you must pay a deposit of €500 within 7 days of receiving your letter of acceptance.
- Your deposit will ensure you a place on the course. The balance is to be paid before, or on, the first day of the course.
- The school reserves the right to refuse admission to any student or to dismiss any student in the event of misconduct or unsatisfactory attendance or timekeeping or work, without refund of fees.
- No liability is accepted by the school for the loss or damage of property. We strongly recommend students to take out insurance to cover their possessions as well as medical insurance for themselves (if extra European).
- Payments (deposit & balance) can be made directly to the School via Bank Transfer cash or cheque.
- Please note that you will be responsible for any bank charges, even if you have already paid bank charges in your own country. So please, when paying make sure that the payment to the School is "free of charges" since the School has to receive the whole net amount in EUROS.
Cancellation Charges and Refund Policy
- In the case of cancellations made later than four weeks before the start of the course, requests for refund can only be considered if we have been able to fill the place at short notice.
- The deposit and Cambridge ESOL registration fees (when applicable) are not refundable.
- Please note that in the event of a candidate withdrawing from the course once it has started, for whatever reason, The Training Centre in Strasbourg cannot refund fees or offer a place on a subsequent course without payment of further fees.
- The Training Centre in Strasbourg reserves the right to postpone or cancel any course due to insufficient student numbers or operational problems. In this event candidate will be given as much notice as possible and full refunds will be made.
- Course Fees are not refundable or transferable. We therefore strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance which covers reimbursement of fees.
Selection criteria, assessment and grades
- The Training Centre in Strasbourg cannot enter into correspondence or discussion concerning the reasons for an interview or a place on a course not having been offered.
- All tutors on the Cambridge ESOL CELTA and Delta courses collaborate on the internal assessments and decisions are unanimous.
- In all matters relating to selection and assessment the decision of the Director of Studies is final.