DELTA Modules Face-to-Face
The face-to-face DELTA is completed entirely on location at a training centre. Teaching practice is done face-to-face in the classroom. Quite often the face to face DELTA modules are designed to be taken together full time and it the most intensive form of gaining the DELTA qualification.
Taking the DELTA face-to-face
The DELTA face-to-face course is taken in a classroom where you will need to be at the DELTA centre for the duration of your course. It’s important that you can commit to the required time of the course at the centre, whether is it a full-time or a part-time DELTA course.
What is the Delta Certificate?
The Delta is a diploma that specialises in Teaching in as a Foreign Language and is accredited by Cambridge English Assessment. The qualification is for experienced EFL teachers who want to progress their careers and develop into more senior roles.
In the UK, it is a level 7 qualification (recognised by Ofqual), which is equivalent to a Master’s degree. Alike to the CELTA, Delta is internationally recognised and is often seen as a benchmark for quality.
The Delta qualification is comprised of three modules: a written exam, reflective teaching practice, and a research paper and is recognised around language schools, organisations, and universities worldwide.
The qualification is ideal for EFL teachers who wish to develop their careers and deepen their teaching knowledge, so they can be experts in their fields. You can take the modules in any order. However, a recommendation is that you take Module One first as it is an overview of methodologies, assessment theories, current ELT issues, and refines your language knowledge and analysis.
Full-Time Face-to-Face DELTA
The intensive way of completing the Delta, which can be done within 8 – 12 weeks if you can have the time off and fully commit.
Full-time Deltas are intensive and we recommend checking the timetable before committing.
Part-Time Face-to-Face DELTA
Part-time Delta courses can take anywhere from 6 months to one year, depending on the course provider.
Part-time courses are better taken if you are still working, although we advise this if you are only working 15 – 18 hours per week.
DELTA is a course that instills confidence. It teaches you what teaching methods are effective and why they are effective. The DELTA gives teachers a depth of understanding that pre-DELTA teachers don’t tend to have.
What are the benefits of doing the DELTA modules face-to-face?
Traveling to the destination where you plan to teach is a good reason for taking the DELTA in a location face-to-face. You get a few weeks to explore somewhere new. It is an exciting time of transition and transformation. Other DELTA candidates wish to stay in their current location. This will be because of family and other commitments as well as avoiding the added cost of travel and accommodation.
If you want to do the course intensively, the face-to-face DELTA is may be more manageable than a full-time online DELTA. The second option requires that you be online for many hours a day for four or five weeks. This intensity isn’t for everyone. You choose.
The cost of online DELTA modules tends to be lower because it doesn’t involve the training school blocking out and reserving classrooms for your use. You don’t have to pay travel, insurance and accommodation costs, etc.
DELTA Module One
The DELTA Module One is a preparatory course for a long-written exam.
It covers teaching methodologies, language concepts, specific terminology, and learner skills and problems.
DELTA Module One exams take place in June and December of every year.
This course can be taken online or in the classroom.
DELTA Module Two
The DELTA Module 2 is centred around developing your professional practice.
You are assessed through a portfolio of coursework including lesson observations.
The DELTA Module 2 is normally classroom-based, although there are online options.
DELTA Module 3
There are two different options to take with the DELTA Module 3.
- Option One: An independent investigation, which leads to the design of a course programme.
- Option Two: An independent situation analysis, leading to the design of a change proposal looking at an area of management.
DELTA Module 3 can be taken online or in the classroom.
Minimum Entry Requirements for the DELTA Modules
The DELTA Course is intended for experienced teachers. Meaning teachers who wish to extend their professional experience and accept new responsibilities. The DELTA does not only demonstrates a commitment to the profession but also proof of ability.
It is open to people from all language backgrounds. All participants must have native speaker proficiency, written and spoken, that enables them to follow the course and complete all assessed and non-assessed elements successfully.
Ideally, applicants should:
- have at least one years’ full time (1,200 hours) experience of teaching English to a variety of levels within the past five years.
- be able to prove a range of teaching experience in different contexts and at different levels.
- be a graduate and have an initial teaching qualification (i.e. CELTA, Trinity Cert TESOL or equivalent)
- have a standard of English which will enable you to teach at a range of levels (native-speaker proficiency, such as C2, CPE or IELTS 8+)
We may still accept applicants if they do not strictly meet these requirements but can demonstrate that they would be likely to complete the course successfully. If you’re unsure about your eligibility, get in contact with one of our DELTA experts or take our DELTA eligibility test to get more information.