Delta Modules Galway
Delta Course Format
The Delta course is one of the best-known and most popular advanced TEFL/TESOL qualifications in the world. It is a flexible way for experienced English language teachers to progress further in their careers. Galway covers Module 2; it is either possible as a 6 week intensive face to face course in Galway, or it is also possible to take a 2 week orientation course in Galway, to prepare for the online distance Module 2 Delta course.
Delta Entry Criteria
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.
All participants must have a native/near-native competence in English, both written and spoken, to enable them to follow the course and complete all elements successfully.
Ideally, applicants should have:
- a range of teaching experience in different contexts and at different levels
- at least two years’ full time (1,200 hours) experience of teaching English to adults within the past five years
- an initial teaching qualification (preferably Cambridge ESOL CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL)
- a standard of spoken and written English which will enable them to teach at a range of levels up to and including CEF Level C1
N.B. if taking Option 1 face to face 6 week course in Galway, it is necessary to have completed module 1 previously.
We may still accept you if you do not strictly meet all of these requirements but can demonstrate that you would be likely to complete the course successfully. This is entirely at the centre’s discretion. If you're unsure about your eligibility, contact one of our Delta experts, who will assess you profile and let you know if you can apply.
Delta Course Content
The course combines theory and practice. It includes work on language systems; learning theories and their implication for teaching/learning; consideration of a range of methodologies and their practical application in the classroom; the principles of syllabus and course design; the evaluation of materials and aids; formal and informal assessment; error analysis and correction; and ways of extending learning beyond the classroom. Sessions take the form of seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials.
You will be expected to draw on your own teaching experience and to contribute actively to all sessions. Lesson observation and teaching practice are an integral part of the course. In addition to hours spent on the course, you will be expected to read widely and complete regular written assignments which will be continuously assessed by course tutors and discussed in tutorial sessions.
There are three Delta modules:
- Module One - Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching
- Module Two - Developing Professional Practice
- Module Three:
- Option 1: Extending Practice and ELT Specialism
- Option 2: English Language Teaching Management
Module One - Written examination
The written examination is externally set and marked. Exams are carried out every year in June and December at accredited Cambridge examination centres across the globe.
Module Two - Coursework
Module 2 is all about developing professional practice. There are five coursework assignments. Four of these are internally assessed; one is externally assessed. In addition there is overall external moderation of your coursework by Cambridge ESOL. All of the assignments integrate theory and practice.
The main points covered in module two are:
- Input and teaching practice
- Guidance for lesson planning
- Guidance for writing assignments
- Draft assignment facility
Module Three – Extended assignment
The extended assignment is a case study, and is externally marked. You will have to submit to Cambridge for them to assess it and mark it.
As part of your course you should expect approximately 200 contact hours with fellow candidates and course tutors and ten hours of teaching adults. Four of these lessons are supervised and assessed by a course tutor and one is externally assessed. In addition, you have ten hours of directed observation of lessons, with at least five of these being live lessons taught by experienced teachers.
Assessment and Grading
Delta certificate is awarded on successful completion of each module.
- Module One is assessed via 2 x 90-minute written examinations
- Module Two is assessed via a portfolio of coursework, including observed lessons, written assignments, and an externally-assessed lesson observation
Module Three is assessed via an extended written assignment on a specialist area
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
- If you believe you cover the minimum requirements to be considered as a candidate for either of the courses mentioned above ask for the application package of the course that interests you (the 6 week face to face intensive course or the 2 week orientation course).
- Prospective trainees must complete the pre-interview task, fill in the enrolment form and return them by email to the Programmes Coordinator prior the course starting date. When emailing the documents, attaching an updated version of the prospective trainees CV is also necessary.
- It is recommended to do this well in advance, however last minute applications may be accepted when the availability on the course allows this.
- 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 (at your own cost) if you are overseas.
- 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 must be paid within 7 days of the place being offered in order to secure your place.
- The balance is due 4 weeks, at the latest, before the course starts, depending on the date of acceptance.
Once a vacancy on the course has been offered to you, you will have one week to pay your deposit and secure the vacancy. After having paid the deposit, these are the terms and conditions that you will be under regarding cancelling your course:
1. With a minimum of 6 weeks advance notice, the centre will reimburse a student full payment, less the deposit which will be valid for another course starting during the same calendar year.
2. Deposits are non-refundable and cannot be returned under any circumstances.
3. No refund will be given if the course is cancelled less than 6 weeks prior to the start date.
4. Students who start but do not finish the course will not be reimbursed.