Delta Course Modules Sofia
Delta Course Sofia Introduction
Delta is the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults. It is one of the world's foremost qualifications for experienced ELT professionals. This comprehensive training programme is ideal for those wishing to acquire new insights and a deeper understanding of ELT. Advanced training includes teaching practice, lesson observations and supervised teaching assignments. Delta offers a well-proven fast track to professional recognition and can open up new careers in teacher training, school management, ELT publishing and more.
Our trainers are highly-qualified and experienced teaching professionals. They not only provide in-course training sessions of the highest quality, but also offer our trainees ongoing support and advice to help ensure they benefit fully from their course.
Gain the skills, confidence and qualification to develop your professional teaching career: The training centre in Sofia has built an international reputation for the high quality of its training courses and the benefits of studying for your Delta in Sofia includes: excellent trainers, on-site teaching practice, excellent resources and facilities, a great location, a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and free membership to the training centre’s ELT seminar club.
On successfully achieving a Pass in all three modules, you can order an overall Diploma conferring your full Delta status.
Benefits of a Delta Qualification
The Delta qualification offered in Sofia will greatly improve your long-term ELT career prospects. The course will help you further develop your knowledge of methodology and how to incorporate new teaching ideas into your own teaching. You can also expect to earn more.
Once you have passed the Delta course, it is possible to start training to become a teacher trainer, examiner or ELT manager. Teachers gaining their Delta through the teaching training centre in Sofia often go on to secure senior posts within the ELT sector.
Delta courses are intended for participants with previous teaching experience and are designed to ensure a balance between the demands of practical application and the latest classroom management theory. At the training centre in Sofia you will enhance your ELT skills and knowledge during the Delta course and bring them to the next recognised level.
The course will enable you to acquire a deeper understanding of the principles and practice of teaching English to adults by examining current methodologies and applying new techniques to your teaching.
Delta Course Entry Criteria Sofia
Delta modules are for practicing teachers. In order to be considered an eligible candidate you need to:
- have a standard of written and spoken English which would enable you to teach at all CEFR levels A1-C2
- have academic writing skills required for postgraduate studies
- have passed a practically-oriented ELT methodology course with observed and assessed teaching practice (i.e. CELTA)
- have at least two years full time (min. 1200 hours) teaching experience with different levels, course types and ages
- have taken or are prepared to take Delta Module one
If your are unsure about your eligibility for the Delta course, please take our online Delta eligibility test here.
Delta Course Structure & Content
The training centre in Sofia delivers Delta Module two as an Online Blended Learning Module which gives you excellent opportunities for tailor-made input sessions and regular consultations with your personal tutor.
Module Two involves 200 learning hours including input sessions, e-learning and directed or individual self study (reading, research and assignment preparation). The course will help you develop professionally by focusing on your own classroom practice. It will also help to deepen your understanding of language, skills and the principles underlying different methodologies and approaches.
Language Systems/Skills Assignment (LSA)
Professional Development Assignment (PDA) – Part A
Externally assessed Language Systems/Skills Assignment (LSA)
Delta – Details of each module
The Delta course is a modular course comprising of three modules. Module 2 is the only module currently offered by the Sofia training centre. If you are interested in either module 1 or 3 please check out some of our other Delta training centres worldwide.
Each module is separately certificated, allowing candidates to receive credit for each module successfully completed. The information provided on the back of each module certificate will outline the aims and content of the module and how it fits into the Delta framework.
On successfully achieving a Pass in all three modules you can order an overall certificate conferring your full Delta status.
Module 1: Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching
Module 1 focuses on the background to teaching and learning ESOL in a range of contexts and is assessed via a written examination.
This module is made up of 6 units:
- Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
- Different approaches and methods 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
Module 2: Developing Professional Practice
Module 2 focuses on developing professional practice your awareness and expertise in relation to the principles and practice of teaching ESOL in a range of contexts.
This module is assessed via a portfolio of coursework, including observed lessons, written assignments, and an externally-assessed lesson observation.
- This module is made up of 7 units:
- The language learner and the language learning context
- Preparation for teaching adult learners of English
- 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
- Module 3: Extending Practice and ELT Specialism
Module 3: Specialist Option
Module 3 focuses on a specialist option (e.g. YL, ESOL, ESP, 1-1). It is designed to broaden your knowledge of a chosen specialism and to develop your understanding of syllabus design, testing and assessment.
Module 3 input sessions will be generic across all areas, and you will be expected to tailor the material to your particular specialist focus. Individual support will be provided where the tutors have some expertise in this specialist area.
This module is assessed via an extended written assignment.
This module is made up of 6 units:
- 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 your selected specialist area
- Course design and development in the specific context of your selected specialist area
- The principles and practice of testing and assessment and application to your specialist area
- Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and quality of courses and programmes of study
You will be supported throughout by professional, qualified trainers with extensive ELT experience. In addition, you will also have access to library resources including professional books, publications, multimedia titles and internet access.
The Delta is a postgraduate qualification and as such applicants can expect the workload of the course to be very demanding. In addition to attending the twice weekly input sessions, we estimate that participants spend most evenings in a week and at least one full day at the weekend doing coursework. The level of commitment and hard work required cannot be underestimated.
Delta Components of Assessment Sofia
Delta Module two is internally assessed through a portfolio of coursework, including skills/systems observed lessons and theoretical background assignments. One assignment which includes a background essay, an observed lesson and a lesson evaluation is externally assessed by a Cambridge ESOL Examinations-approved visiting assessor. Another one is sent to Cambridge ESOL Examinations for moderation purposes.
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 – Delta Sofia
Once we receive your application form and the completed pre-interview task, we will contact you by e-mail to arrange a certain date and time for the interview. If you cannot come to Sofia for a face-to-face interview, a telephone or Skype interview can be arranged at your expense.
Usually the interview lasts up to 30 minutes and it takes place between Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 17.30 Bulgarian time. Interviews are conducted by our qualified and experienced Delta course tutors.
In most cases at the end of the interview the interviewer will tell you whether you are accepted on a Delta course or not. If your interview was successful we will send you a Letter of Acceptance with payment details.In order to reserve your place for the course you will be asked to pay the deposit within the indicated period. Selection of candidates is based on the completion of the application form, pre-interview task and a following interview. Acceptance on the course is by no means automatic: a rigorous selection process is undertaken in the interest of candidates in order to ensure their suitability and a high degree of success on the course. Acceptance is at the discretion of the centre.
How to Pay
- Applicants who successfully complete the interview stage of the application process will be offered a place on our Delta Module Two course.
- Once a place has been offered, it can only be confirmed when a non-refundable deposit of 300 GBP has been paid within 3 days of the offer.
- The deposit is not an additional fee and is deducted from the total costs.
- The balance of the full Delta Module Two course fee must be paid up to 2 weeks before the start of the course.
- We accept payments in cash, by bank transfer, debit cards or cheque.
- If the candidate is paying via bank transfer an amount of 20 GBP should be transferred to cover the candidate’s bank charges.
Conditions of Enrolment
- Please note that enrolment on our courses is subject to the following:Notice of cancellation must be made in writing.
- If written notice of withdrawal is given 4 weeks or more prior to the start of the course, we will retain only the non-refundable deposit.
- If written notice of withdrawal is given between 2 to 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, 50% of the fees will be returned to the applicant.
- If written notice of withdrawal is given less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, no refund of fees is made.
- All refunds will be made in the currency you have paid. Any bank or other charges payable will be deducted from the money refunded to you.