Teacher Training in Toronto, Canada
Delta is the commonly used name for the qualification of Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
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).
Achievement of Delta helps teachers prepare for more senior teaching roles and facilitates progression to other qualifications such as MAs in Linguistics and Language Teaching. Some MA programmes will accept Delta credits (up to 20 credits for each module).
Because Delta is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, part of the University of Cambridge, it is internationally recognised, highly respected and a benchmark for quality. As Delta is an advanced, in-service ESL qualification, successful candidates can expect to be able to have access to positions and roles such as senior teacher, director of studies, teacher training, curriculum design, materials development, writing and publishing.
This internationally recognised qualification offered in Toronto 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 key points:
- A Diploma level higher course for teachers
- The DELTA focuses on methodology, theory and practical teaching skills
- The DELTA is the benchmark TEFL teacher training qualification
- A vital qualification to secure senior posts in TEFL
- 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)
- DELTA is accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English language teachers.
- DELTA is also integrated into some MA programmes up to 20 credits for each Module.
- Experience: At least two years' full time teaching English to adults (approximately 1,200 hours) within the last 5 years, involving work in different contexts to a variety levels
- Education: Candidates are usually university graduates or qualified teachers and have a Cambridge ESOL CELTA or equivalent.
- 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.
Delta combines seminars and lectures with teaching practice. This will improve your understanding of the English language, as well as demonstrate the principles of effective second language English teaching.
There are three modules. Module One looks at the background to teaching and learning and is assessed with a written exam. Module Two explores professional practice and is assessed with a portfolio of teaching assignments. Module Three is a specialist extended assignment.
The written exam, held in June or December, comprises two papers of 1.5 hours each. You can take the exam at LSC Toronto or another approved exam centre.
The course is full-time intensive, conducted face-to-face, and nine weeks long with classes from Monday to Friday; 9 - 5 pm. The course has a minimum 250 contact hours.
Class Size: Class size is limited to a maximum of 12 candidates, and there will be two trainers on each course.
Delta Course Trainers: All course trainers have undergone extensive preparation in order to qualify as Delta tutors and are approved by Cambridge ESOL.
Commitment to Equal Treatment: Cambridge English Language Teaching and Delta are based on the principle of open and equal opportunity for all, irrespective of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, creed, colour,race, ethnic origin, age or disability.
The Delta Course consists of:
1. Input Sessions covering the six syllabus areas of:
- Understanding, knowledge and language awareness
- The background to teaching and learning English at adult level>
- Resources and materials
- Working in the classroom
- Evaluation, monitoring and assessment
- Professional development
2. Practical Teaching Assignments and Coursework
This involves lesson plans, observation and post-lesson evaluation based on topics agreed with the tutors. A total of six practical teaching assignments will take place during the course.
3. Extended Written Assignment
There will also be an extended written assignment involving a case-study of 4000 - 4500 words.
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).
|1 April - 8 June 7|
|Total Cost: (Intensive combined modules course) $5100 CAD = Canadian Dollars. Fees include taxes, as well as the entry fee for the Module 1 examination. In the event of a referral to retake the examination, or the externally assessed teaching component, candidates are responsible for the required additional 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 ‘Language Awareness and Teaching Ideas’ tasks, a free writing task, 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 Toronto. 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 course immediately, if there is a place available.
- After receiving a payment request from the School, a deposit must be paid in order to secure your place.
- 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 Canadian).
DELTA: Payments (deposit & balance) can be made to the Center via:
- American Express, Visa or MasterCard (credit card payments will be processed in Canadian dollars)
- Money orders; Bank drafts
- Certified checks
- Wire transfers
- Personal checks on Canadian accounts only (No U.S. or other currency personal checks can be accepted)
Please note that you will be responsible for any bank charges (This includes international students who have already paid bank charges in their 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 CAD.
Applicants accepted to the course must reserve their place by paying fees according to the deadline noted on their acceptance letter. The deadline is six weeks prior to the course start date although last minute applications are accepted subject to availability.
Last minute applications: For applicants who are offered a place on a course within six weeks prior to the course start date, a payment deadline within the week of the interview will be set.
If applicants fail to pay their fees in full by the indicated deadline, their place will be offered to another qualifying applicant.
Cancellation / Refund:
You may obtain a full refund (minus the non-refundable registration fee) any day before the start of the course, but after the first day, the refund schedule is based on either the Private Career Colleges Act 2005 for the Full Time Course Provider or the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Guidelines for the Part Tme Course.