Online Delta Module 2
About the Online Delta Module 2 Course
Traditionally, module 2 of the Delta was the one module that had to be taken in the classroom. This is because it involves several teaching practice and observation components, which had to be assessed by an accredited Delta tutor onsite. However, this has changed in recent years, as the demand for flexible, online courses has opened the way for an online Delta module 2 course that can be taken from anywhere in the world.
Module 2 focuses on developing awareness and expertise in the principles and professional practice of teaching English in a range of contexts.
While Delta module 2 can be studied by distance from wherever you are based, you will need to find a qualified, local tutor to help guide and assess you throughout the course. You will also need to find an external Cambridge assessor to monitor some of your lessons, however your Delta tutor and accredited centre can help you organise this once you apply for the course.
You’ll find more information on selecting a local tutor for your online module 2 course under each accredited centre section below.
Minimum Entry Requirements
The Delta Course is intended for experienced teachers wishing to extend their professional experience and accept new responsibilities, as it not only demonstrates a commitment to the profession, but is also proof of ability.
It is open to people from all language backgrounds. All participants must have native speaker proficiency, both 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 two years' full time (1,200 hours) experience of teaching English to a variety of levels within the past five years.
- have 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, who will assess your profile and let you know if you're eligible to apply.
Delta Module 2 Content
1. The language learner and the language learning context
- Adapting teaching for different abilities, motivations and learning styles
- Applying knowledge and understanding of factors affecting teaching to your practice.
2. Preparation for teaching English language learners
- Planning lessons that actively engage all learners
- Choosing methodologies and materials, with reference to underpinning theories and principles.
3. Evaluating, selecting and using resources and materials for teaching purposes
- Developing selection criteria to choose materials
- Creating resources for different learning contexts
- Evaluating the effectiveness of materials used.
4. Managing and supporting learning
- Creating a constructive learning atmosphere
- Using a range of teaching and learning strategies which are appropriate to learners’ needs and context
- Giving appropriate feedback to all learners on their progress.
5. Evaluation of lesson preparation and teaching
- Developing evaluation criteria to judge the effectiveness of preparation and teaching
- Using evaluation feedback to improve lesson planning and teaching
- Developing critical reflection skills to identify areas for ongoing professional development.
6. Observe and evaluate other teachers’ lessons
- Evaluating other teachers’ lessons using knowledge of teaching and learning strategies
- Providing supportive and constructive feedback to other teachers.
7. Professionalism and opportunities for professional development
- Reflecting on feedback to develop as a teacher
- Reflecting on the standards of professional practice
- Engaging in Continuing Professional Development
- Identifying possible career paths and specialisms.
For a full copy of the Delta syllabus, get in touch with one of our Delta experts.
How to Choose an Accredited Online Delta Module 2 Centre
While the courses listed here are 100% online, your Delta tutor and the centre that is accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment to run the course are in a specific, physical location. You should choose which accredited centre to take the course through based on several factors, such as time zones, dates, the intensity of each course, and its structure. A further explanation about each accredited centre can be found below.
You do not have to attend the accredited centre to take the online Delta course; it can be taken by distance from anywhere in the world.
About The Accredited Centres
The Delta teacher training centre in Cambridge is one of the most well-known teacher training centres worldwide, and boasts many well-known TEFL authors and thinkers among its tutoring staff.
The online Delta module 2 course offered by our Cambridge centre can be undertaken from wherever you're based, without the need to travel anywhere for an 'orientation' or face-to-face sessions.
For teachers who are currently working far from a registered Delta training centre, this is the most convenient option.
The theoretical part of the course takes place online, on the learning platform Moodle. You work online to complete the written assignments with personalised feedback from your online tutor.
Then, the practical element happens in your own school with your own students. Therefore, it is important that you are teaching when you undertake this version of module 2.
You will also need to find a Regional Delta tutor (RDT) to help you through the course. This can be a senior staff member or someone with training experience; so long as the Cambridge teacher training centre approves this person, they will pay them for this work and give them a full induction to work with you.
Finally, one of your classes will also need to be assessed by a Cambridge ESOL registered external assessor at some point near the end of the course. This is something the teacher training centre will organise, although the candidate has to pay travel costs for international travel.
To take the Delta module 2 course online via the accredited Istanbul centre, you will need to have a strong internet connection, video capabilities, and find a local Delta mentor.
The Delta mentor is someone who can be physically present in your teaching practice sessions when they need to be assessed and to provide some face to face support. They will be found by you, the teacher, but approved and trained by the teacher training centre.
To be eligible, the local mentor will need to:
- Have a Delta themselves (at least Modules One and Two, preferably all three and be at least two years post Module Two)
- Be prepared to do a series of pre-course preparation tasks (largely about observation and evaluation in order to work with the criteria and think about mentoring and what it involves and to help them standardise). The number of tasks would depend on their previous tutoring experience. If someone was already working as a CELTA tutor for example they would be able to start work with you in partnership with the Delta tutor on completion of just a couple of familiarisation and standardisation tasks. If they have very little experience of training/observation or using criteria they would need to do rather more of the tasks in the standardisation pathway. What exactly they would need to do would be established during their application procedure.
You will also have an assigned Delta tutor at the Istanbul centre itself, who will communicate with you and your mentor via email, phone and Skype throughout the course. The tutor will also have a large part in the final marking of your portfolio.
How to Apply for the Online Delta Module 2 Course
To apply for online Delta module 2 course, you will need to follow the steps listed below:
- Access the online application form here
- Select ‘Online Delta’ and your module in the course type drop down
- Select the accredited centre
- Select your desired course dates
- Fill out your basic information and submit the form
- One of our Delta admissions officers will be in touch within 24 hours, Monday to Friday, with the application documents for you to fill out
Alternatively, you can contact us and let us know which module, course date and accredited centre you’re interested in, and a Delta admissions officer will be in touch with the application documents.