Delta Course Modules Vancouver
About the Cambridge Delta Diploma
Delta is the Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. It is the most well known and the most popular advanced ESL qualification in the world and is accredited by the University of Cambridge. Most people take the Delta to advance their career to the next level.
Who Can Take the Cambridge Delta in Vancouver?
The Delta diploma and its course modules are suited for native and non-native English speakers working in primary, secondary and adult areas of TEFL/TESOL looking to further progress their careers. This qualification is ideal for those wanting to specialise in their career and improve their skills, or for those who want to move on to different areas within the sector such as Director of Studies or Teacher Training. Most candidates who apply for Delta require to have an initial TEFL certificate such as the Cambridge CELTA and at least one year's full-time English teaching work experience.
Advantages of Taking a Delta:
By taking Delta, you will:
- extend your knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of English language teaching
- critically examine your current beliefs and practices as a teacher
- apply your new knowledge and understanding to your current teaching role
- extend your knowledge of English language teaching in contexts other than adult learners
- receive an internationally recognised, highly respected advanced-level teaching certificate
Delta Vancouver Schedule
Delta is made up of three independent modules to provide maximum flexibility. At the teacher training centre, we offer an intensive 10-week course which covers all three modules at one time. However, candidates seeking to take just one module at a time may do so.
The integrated Delta is an intensive course designed to maximise your time and to thoroughly prepare candidates for all three modules. The integrated course is entirely face-to-face in Vancouver and consists of,
- Full-time course with over 200 contact hours over 10 weeks
- Held from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
- 4 hours of assessed teaching practice of real students at two different levels including an externally assessed lesson by Cambridge
- 10 hours of unassessed teaching practice
- 10 hours observing other experienced teachers
What are the different modules and how are they assessed?
Although the teacher training centre offers an integrated course, Delta is made up of three independent modules. You will receive a certificate and credit for each module you pass, and an overall certificate when you have passed all three modules. Each module focuses on a different aspect of language teaching:
Module One – Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching
This module consists of a written exam of two 90-minute papers which focuses on the background to teaching and learning English in a range of contexts. Our integrated course provides input sessions covering all the relevant topics as well as exam strategies and practice to ensure success.
Module Two – Developing professional practice
This module focuses on the principles and practice of planning and teaching and consists of a portfolio of coursework including a professional development assignment, background essays and assessed teaching practice. As well as observing lessons, you will prepare, teach and evaluate four lessons – one is externally assessed by a Cambridge English assessor.
Module Three – English language teaching or management specialism
This module consists of an extended written assignment focused on your chosen specialist area of teaching or your chosen ELT management specialism.
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 Delta in Vancouver
The Delta course has an extensive application and several tasks that you must complete in order to be accepted on a course. To start your application, please complete our initial Delta application: