Delta Course Modules Perth
About Cambridge Delta Perth
The Cambridge Delta is an internationally recognised TEFL qualification for experienced teachers of English wanting to open up career avenues to more senior ELT posts for which the Delta is invariably required.
You can find out everything you need to know about the prestigious Cambridge Delta Diploma course here.
Teachers who complete the Delta can transfer credit (up to 30% credit) to postgraduate courses at a range of Australian Universities.
- M.Ed (TESOL)
- M.Arts (TESOL)
- M. Applied Linguistics
The employment areas that are open to you after completing a Delta are:
- Director of Studies
- CELTA Teacher Trainer
- Head of Department
More importantly, you receive comprehensive professional development in your core skill of teaching English as a second language. The Delta course will challenge you and broaden your horizons through exposing you to current thinking in TESOL.
These books are often on the recommended reading list to help with Delta applications, during the course and as a core reference library for English language teachers:
- How Languages are Learned, Patsy Lightbown
- About Language - Tasks for Teachers of English, Scott Thornbury
- Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching, Jack C. Richards
- Beyond the Sentence: Introducing Discourse Analysis (Methodology), Scott G. Thornbury
Minimum entry requirements for the Delta course
Cambridge ESOL ‘Syllabus and Assessment Guidelines’ stipulate that a Delta course diploma candidate will normally:
- have a first degree
- have some formal training in ELT (e.g. a CELTA Certificate)
- have a minimum of two years’ full-time teaching experience (1200 hours) of ELT to a range of ages within the last five years
- have a range of teaching experience, involving work in different teaching contexts and experience of teaching learners at different levels
- have a level of awareness and competence in English sufficient to complete all components of the course
- be at least 21 years old
If you are unsure of your eligibility for the Delta course, please take our online Delta eligibility test.
Delta Perth Course Content and Assessment
The Delta course is comprised of three modules, which are assessed individually.
- Modules One and Two are fully integrated through an 8 week course.
- Module One must be undertaken in conjunction with Module Two.
Delta Module One: Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching.
Delta Module Two: Developing Professional Practice
Modules 1 and 2 Course structure:
- Every week: 12 hours of face-to-face tutor lead classes plus 24 hours of personalised study and teaching practice per week. Total 36 hours per week during 8 weeks.
- Regarding the weekly 12 hours of face to face classes, these are run during the following days and hours: Tues 4.30.-9.00pm, Thursday 4.30-9.00pm and Saturday 9.00-1.30pm
- Regarding the 24 hours of personalised self study, there will be a classroom with computers and resources exclusively devoted to the Delta students, open 40 hours per week for them to be able to do their weekly 24 hours of “self paced study” and preparation.
- Note: About the observed teaching you will need to do, the course is structured to allow you to do your observed lessons in your institution if you are working in a Perth school. For those travelling from elsewhere for the course our training centre can provide all classes with real students for your Teaching Practice (TP) requirements.
Modules 1 and 2 Assessment:
- Module One is assessed through two x 1 ½ hour exams in June or December 2013
- Module Two is assessed through five assignments including observation of teaching to be completed during the 8 week Delta course.
Module Three: Extending practice and English language teaching specialisation
- This module can be undertaken simultaneously with Modules One and Two OR it can be a stand alone Module taken at a later date.
- Module Three is available only through online resources supported by 8 hours of online real time tutor support through Skype.
- The 8 hours of tutor support is available within 6 months of the completion of Modules 1 and 2. It can also be done simultaneously with Modules One and Two.
Module 3 Assessment:
- Module Three is assessed by Cambridge through a 4500 word research assignment (appendices not included in word limit) submitted to Cambridge for external assessment for submission June or December 2016.
Find a TEFL Job Post Delta
As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained Delta diploma.
How to Apply for a Delta Course in Perth
If you believe you cover the minimum requirements to be considered as a candidate for the Cambridge Delta ESL teaching course make an initial application here.
NOTE: The demand for vacancies on these courses is very high. Applicants are advised to apply at least two to three months before the start of a course, although there are occasionally places available due to last-minute cancellations.
Once a vacancy on the Delta course has been offered to you, you will have one week to pay your deposit and secure the vacancy.
After having paid the deposit, these are the terms and conditions that you will be under regarding cancelling your course:
With a minimum of 6 weeks advance notice, the TESL Teacher Training Centre in Perth will reimburse a student full payment, minus the deposit which will be valid for another course starting during the same calendar year.
Deposits are non-refundable and cannot be returned under any circumstances.
Students who start but do not finish the course will not be reimbursed.
How to Pay
Payments are made directly to the TEFL teacher training centre in Perth by credit card of bank transfer.