TEFL Online Course All Delta Modules 1 and 2

Take Delta Modules 1 & 2 Online

Delta Module 1 & 2 Online Course Dates & Fees

These courses are fully online and do not require face-to-face attendance

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About Online Delta Module 1

Module 1 of the Cambridge Delta (Diploma in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is based around a final exam, held two times a year in June and December.

The Online Delta Module 1 courses offered by our Delta teacher training centres around the world are designed and developed to prepare you for this exam, which primarily focuses on Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching.

While the entirety of Delta module 1 can be studied by distance, you will need to travel to a Cambridge-accredited Delta examination centre to take the final exam. This centre could be the accredited centre that is running your online course, or another closer to you. Your Delta tutor and admissions officer can help you find a convenient location to take the exam once you apply for the online course.

About Online Delta Module 2

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 1 Content

1. Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching

  • Historical and current theories of first and second language acquisition
  • How these theories influence teaching methodologies.

2. Different teaching approaches and methodologies, including current developments

  • Teaching methodologies, both mainstream and experimental
  • The effectiveness of these methodologies in different learning environments.

3. Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems

  • Features of language systems (e.g. meaning, form, pronunciation and use)
  • Teaching methodology choices in language systems.

4. Language skills and learners’ problems

  • Features of language skills (e.g. the subskills and strategies needed by learners)
  • Teaching methodology choices in language skills.

5. Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning

  • The practical uses of a range of resources in a range of teaching contexts.

6. Key assessment concepts and terminology

  • How to apply key assessment principles, such as validity and reliability, to classroom-based assessment.

For a full copy of the Delta syllabus, get in touch with one of our Delta experts.

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 1 & 2 Centre

While the courses listed here are 100% online, your Delta tutor and the accredited centre 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.

For Module 1, you will need to attend a Cambridge examination centre to take the exam, which is held every June and December. This could be your online course's accredited centre, or another centre closer to you. Once you apply for an online Delta course, your Delta admissions officer and tutor can help you decide on an examination centre that is convenient for you.

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.

How to Apply for the Online Delta Modules 1 & 2

To apply for online Delta module 1 course, you will need to follow the steps listed below:

  1. Access the online application form here
  2. Select ‘Delta online’ and your module in the course type drop down
  3. Select the accredited centre
  4. Select your desired course dates
  5. Fill out your basic information and submit the form
  6. 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.

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