Delta Modules Budapest
Delta Course Information
Delta is the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults, 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 many others.
Our trainers at Budapest 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.
Budapest Delta Course Recognition and Career Directions
The Budapest Delta is an internationally recognised qualification for experienced teachers of English wanting to open up career avenues to more senior ELT posts for which the Delta is invariably required.
The Delta Scheme lays great emphasis on the integration of practical classroom approaches with a thorough understanding of language systems and learning theories. The scheme provides unique opportunities for effective, practical classroom training combined with professional education in the underlying theories and principles of language and language learning.
Some universities accept Delta Modules as credit towards a Masters qualification. Course credits may vary, please enquire with the university directly.
The employment areas that are open to you after completing a Delta are:
- Director of Studies
- CELTA and Delta teacher trainer
- Head of Department
More importantly, you receive comprehensive professional development in your core skill teaching English as a Second Language. The Delta course will challenge you and broaden your horizons through exposing you to current thinking in TESOL.
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 adults 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
- have a standard of English which will enable you to teach at a range of levels
We may still accept applicants if they do not strictly meet all of these requirements but can demonstrate that they would be likely to complete the course successfully. If you're unsure about whether you qualify, contact one of our Delta experts, who will assess your profile and let you know if you're eligible to apply. Alternatively, you can take our online Delta eligibility test.
Delta Course Structure and Content
- 120 contact hours between candidates and course tutors, primarily “input”—seminars and workshops on different aspects of language and language learning
- 6 hours observed (but unassessed) teaching
- 4 hours assessed lessons
- 10 hours directed peer observation
- 150 hours reading, research, and assignments
Delta - Details of each Module
Module 1: Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching (Preparing for the Exam)
This module focuses on the background to teaching and learning English in a range of contexts.
- Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
- Different approaches and methodologies, 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 (Teaching Practice)
This module focuses on the principles and practice of planning and teaching.
- The language learner and the language learning context
- Preparation for teaching English to language learners
- 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 (Written Assignment)
- Research into specialist areas
- Principles of syllabus design and implications for specific learning contexts
- Designing syllabus and teaching programmes to meet the needs of learners in the specific context of the selected specialism
- Course design and development in the specific context of the selected specialism
- The principles and practice of testing and assessment and their application to the candidate’s specialist area
- Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and quality of courses and programmes of study.
Delta Workload and Assessment
The workload while doing a Delta course can be very demanding, so make sure you know how much is expected of you throughout the course. At an estimation, students will be working probably every evening and at least one full day every weekend during the course.
Module 1 is assessed through a written exam which is taken at the end of the course in June. The exam consists of two 90 minute papers.
During Module 2, students will create a portfolio of their work. The assessment in this stage is 5 pieces of coursework, 4 of which are to do with Language Systems/Language Skills and the fifth a Professional Development assignment.
Module 3 is assessed by a 4000-4500 word assignment on a specialist topic of their choice.
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 Budapest, Hungary
If you believe you cover the minimum requirements to be considered as a candidate for any of the courses mentioned above, ask for the application package of the course that interests you.
Note: The demand for vacancies on these courses is very high. Applicants are advised to apply well in advance before the start of a course, although, occasionally, there could be places available due to last-minute cancellations.
Prospective trainees must complete the pre-interview task, fill in the enrolment form and return them by email to the Programmes Coordinator. When emailing the documents, attaching an updated version of the prospective trainees CV, a scanned copy of the initial TEFL qualification (e.g. CELTA) and of the higher academic qualification (e.g. Bachelor Degree) is also necessary.
Applicants who have satisfactorily completed the application package and tasks included in it may be invited to attend an interview shortly after this date at the school or on the telephone if you are based near Budapest.
Successful applicants will receive an "offer of a place" on the course of their choice immediately, if there is a place available.
After receiving an invoice from the School, the deposit of 300 GBP (120.000 HUF/500 USD/380 EUR) must be paid as soon as possible in order to secure your place.
The outstanding balance is due 3 weeks, at the latest, before the course starts, depending on the date of acceptance.
Note: There is room sometimes for last minute applications due to cancellations and therefore, room for the possibility of receiving late payments, but always, before starting date.
Cancellations / Transferals
Candidates who withdraw from the course after making payment will be reimbursed the course fee minus the deposit and bank (transfer) costs if they notify Teacher Training Centre in writing (via email OK) more than three weeks before the course start date. After that time the course fee is non-refundable.
Candidates may transfer to another course. The deposit is non-transferable however, and must be paid again. The course fee is transferable as long as the Budapest Teacher Training Centre is notified in writing (via email OK) more than three weeks before the start date of the course for which the candidate has paid.