Delta Modules Madrid
- Jeremy Harmer (2001) The Practice of English Language Teaching 3rd edition (Longman)
- Scott Thornbury (1997) About Language (CUP)
The following are all well worth reading: Carter and Nunan (eds) (2001) The Cambridge Guide to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CUP) Larsen Freeman (2000) Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching (OUP) Lightbown & Spada (2006) How Languages are Learned revised edition (OUP)
The following you might dip into before the course: Harmer (2004) How to Teach Writing (OUP) Hughes, Arthur (2002) Testing for Language Teachers 2nd edition (CUP)
Lewis (1997) Implementing the Lexical Approach (LTP) Thornbury (2000) How to Teach Grammar (Longman) Thornbury (2002) How to Teach Vocabulary (Longman) Thornbury (2005) How to Teach Speaking (Longman)
Thornbury (2005) Beyond the Sentence (Macmillan Heinemann) Willis (1996) A Framework for Task-Based Learning (Longman) White, Goodith (1998) Listening (OUP)
You will also find that you will be referring to these for your assignments. It will be particularly advantageous to do as much as reading before the course begins as possible.
All of the above are available to you in the Madrid teacher training centre library
It will be particularly advantageous to do as much as reading before the course begins as possible.
Delta Course general information, Madrid
The Cambridge Diploma of English Language Teaching to Adults (Delta) that we offer in Madrid is the most prestigious and widely recognised practical qualification in English Language Teaching. It is intended for candidates who have substantial experience of teaching English. The Delta aims to offer candidates who have substantial experience of teaching English to adult speakers of other languages the opportunity to:
- deepen their understanding of the principles and practice of teaching the English language to adults;
- examine their current practices and beliefs;
- apply the results of their learning and reflection to their current teaching position and more senior roles.
Delta Entry Criteria for Madrid
Candidates are expected to be graduates or to have qualified teacher status. Some basic ELT training, for example the CELTA or its equivalent, is considered essential.
As a rough guide, two years' broad and full-time experience of teaching English to adults in class is the minimum prerequisite in terms of teaching experience.
Delta Course Syllabus
The Delta course aims to ensure a balance between the demands of practical application and understanding of the theoretical background. As well as a detailed consideration of key theoretical issues, it includes classroom observation and supervised, evaluated teaching practice.
Delta syllabus overview:
- 1. Understanding, Knowledge and Awareness of Language
- 1.1 The nature of communication and the role and functions of language
- 1.2 Concepts and terminology used in ELT for describing formal features of English and English language use
- 1.3 Differences between English and other languages
- 1.4 Language as content in the ELT classroom
- 1.5 Language used by teachers and learners
- 1.6 Reference materials for language awareness
- 2. The background to teaching and learning English at adult level
- 2.1 The educational context and cultural impact of ELT
- 2.2 The history and development of language teaching to adults
- 2.3 Major theories of language learning and acquisition
- 2.4 The contexts within which learning and teaching take place
- 2.5 Designing teaching programmes to meet the needs of adult learners in different contexts
- 2.6 Implementing teaching programmes to meet the needs of adult learners in different contexts
- 3. Resources and materials
- 3.1 Knowledge of available published and non-published resources and materials
- 3.2 Evaluating and selecting resources and materials for different purposes and contexts
- 3.3 Adapting, developing and creating materials
- 3.4 Using aids and equipment effectively
- 3.5 Using self-access materials and learning centres
- 3.6 Managing resources
- 4. Working in the classroom
- 4.1 Classroom procedures and techniques for use with adult language learners
- 4.2 Classroom management with adult learners
- 4.3 Classroom observation and research
- 5. Evaluation, monitoring and assessment
- 5.1 The evaluation of courses and programmes
- 5.2 Monitoring learners' progress and giving feedback
- 5.3 Selecting and evaluating classroom tests and other forms of assessment for different purposes
- 5.4 English Language tests, accreditation schemes and public examinations
- 5.5 Preparing candidates for specific tests and examinations
- 6. Professional development
- 6.1 The relationship between underlying principles and classroom practice in ELT
- 6.2 Working with people
- 6.3 Personal development in a professional context
- 6.4 Support systems for continuing development
Delta Course Modules
The Cambridge Delta has three modules
Module One focuses on the background to teaching and learning Module Two focuses on developing professional practice Module Three focuses on a specialist option (e.g. Young Learners, ESP, 1-1)
Module One Understanding Language Skills for Teaching (20 credits) This module looks at the theories behind how people learn languages and how they are taught.
Units: Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language learning
Different approaches and methodologies including current developments
Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems
Language skills and learner’s problems
Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources
Key concepts and terminology related to assessment
Module One is assessed via a written examination normally in June or December.
Module Two Developing Professional Practice (20 credits) This module looks at the theory and practice of teaching and the different ways that environment, society and cultural affect the way that it works.
Units: Working with language learners in a variety of learning contexts
Preparation for teaching learners of English Managing and supporting learning
Evaluation of lesson preparation and teaching
Observation and evaluation of other teachers’ lessons
Professionalism and professional development
Module Two is assessed via a portfolio of coursework, including observed lessons, background written assignments, and an externally-assessed lesson observation.
Module Three Extending practice and English language teaching specialisation (20 credits)
Units: A chosen specialist area Curriculum and syllabus design principles
Evaluation, selection of resources and materials for teaching purposes
Different types of syllabus Approaches to needs analysis
Assessment of learners
Course design and evaluation
Module Three is assessed via an extended written assignment.
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 the Delta course in Madrid
If you believe you cover the minimum entry requirements for the Delta course offered in Madrid ask for the Delta application package indicating the Delta course starting date that interests you the most.
Delta candidates should complete the application package and return it via email to the Programmes Coordinator. Late applications will be accepted provided there are places remaining on the course.
The Delta applicants need to include an updated copy of their CV.
Delta Applicants who have satisfactorily completed the Delta application package for Madrid will be invited to attend an interview shortly after this date with the main course tutor, face to face at the Training Centre, or via skype if you are not residing within the Madrid region.
After the interview, all successful Delta applicants will receive an offer of a place on the Delta course of their choice immediately, if there is a place available.
After receiving an offer of place, a non-refundable deposit of €500 needs to be paid as part of the total fees, in order to secure your vacancy on the course.
Remember that you should not make any payment until you have received an offer of place (by e-mail).
4 weeks prior the course commencement you will have to pay the balance.
The demand for vacancies on the Delta courses in Madrid is very high. Applicants are advised to apply well in advance before the starting date, although there are occasionally places available due to last-minute cancellations.
Conditions of Enrolment
Please note that enrolment on our courses is subject to Terms and Conditions.