Delta Course Modules London
Delta TESOL Course London Introduction
Delta is the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults, one of the world's foremost qualifications for experienced TEFL 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, TESOL publishing and many others.
Our trainers 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.
Gain the skills, confidence and qualification to develop your professional teaching career: The Training Centre in London has built an international reputation for the high quality of its training courses, and the benefits of studying for your Delta with us include excellent trainers, on-site Teaching Practice, excellent resources and other facilities, a great location, a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and free membership of the Training Centre’s ELT seminar club.
On successfully achieving a Pass in all three modules you can order an overall Diploma conferring your full Delta status.
Benefits of a Delta Qualification in London
The Delta qualification offered in London will greatly improve your long-term TEFL career prospects. The course will help you further develop your knowledge of methodology and how to incorporate new teaching ideas into your own teaching. You can also expect to earn more.
Once you have passed the Delta course, it is possible to start training to become a teacher trainer, examiner or TESOL manager. Teachers gaining their Delta through our Teaching Training Centre often go on to secure senior posts within the ELT sector.
Delta courses are intended for participants with previous teaching experience and are designed to ensure a balance between the demands of practical application and the latest classroom management theory. At the Training Centre in London will enhance your TEFL skills and knowledge during the Delta course and bring them to the next recognised level.
The course will enable you to acquire a deeper understanding of the principles and practice of teaching English to adults, by examining current methodologies and applying new techniques to your teaching.
Delta Course London Entry Criteria
All applicants for the Delta course in London must have:
- At least two years' full time teaching English to adults (approximately 1,200 hours) within the last 5 years, involving work in different contexts to a variety levels
- Candidates are usually university graduates or qualified teachers and have a Cambridge ESOL CELTA or equivalent.
- Applicants must have a highly developed awareness of language and sufficient competence in English, both written and spoken, to enable them to follow the course and complete all assessed elements.
If you're unsure about your eligibility, contact one of our Delta experts who will assess you profile and let you know if you're eligible.
Delta Course London Structure & Content
Each module assumes the knowledge and competence gained in the previous module(s). Therefore, the usual order for the modules will be from Module 1 through to Module 3. However, candidates may choose to take the modules in any order if this is appropriate to their needs and context.
Delta Timetable - London
Delta Module 1 and Module 3 in London are delivered online and can be started at anytime. On starting the course you will be asked to select the exam/submission date that you would like to work towards.
Module 2 takes place over 10 weeks, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 18:30 - 21:30 and four Saturdays 10:00 - 16:30 on the following days:
- February 21 - April 29: February 25, March 11, March 25 and April 15
- August 29 - November 2: September 2, September 16, September 30 and October 21
The final assessed lesson will take place after these dates (in the first two weeks of May or the first two weeks of November). You can choose to do this either at the London centre or at your own language school.
Delta – Details of each module
The Delta course is a modular course comprising of three modules. Candidates may choose to enter a single module or any combination of modules.
Each module is separately certificated, allowing candidates to receive credit for each module successfully completed. The information provided on the back of each module certificate will outline the aims and content of the module and how it fits into the Delta framework.
On successfully achieving a Pass in all three modules you can order an overall certificate conferring your full Delta status.
Module 1: Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching
Module 1 focuses on the background to teaching and learning ESOL in a range of contexts and is assessed via a written examination.
This module is made up of 6 units:
- Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
- Different approaches and methods 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
Module 2 focuses on developing professional practice your awareness and expertise in relation to the principles and practice of teaching ESOL in a range of contexts.
This module is assessed via a portfolio of coursework, including observed lessons, written assignments, and an externally-assessed lesson observation.
- This module is made up of 7 units:
- The language learner and the language learning context
- Preparation for teaching adult learners of English
- 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
Module 3: Specialist Option
Module 3 focuses on a specialist option (e.g. YL, ESOL, ESP, 1-1). It is designed to broaden your knowledge of a chosen specialism and to develop your understanding of syllabus design, testing and assessment.
Module 3 input sessions will be generic across all areas, and you will be expected to tailor the material to your particular specialist focus. Individual support will be provided where the tutors have some expertise in this specialist area.
This module is assessed via an extended written assignment.
This module is made up of 6 units:
- Research into specialist areas
- Syllabus design: principles, influences on, methodological effects of and major syllabus types as applied to the specific learning context
- Designing syllabus and teaching programmes to meet the needs of learners in the specific context of your selected specialist area
- Course design and development in the specific context of your selected specialist area
- The principles and practice of testing and assessment and application to your specialist area
- Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and quality of courses and programmes of study
You will be supported throughout by professional, qualified trainers with extensive ELT experience. In addition, you will also have access to library resources including professional books, publications, multimedia titles and internet access.
The Delta is a postgraduate qualification and as such applicants can expect the workload of the course to be very demanding. In addition to attending the twice weekly input sessions, we estimate that participants spend most evenings in a week and at least one full day at the weekend doing coursework. The level of commitment and hard work required cannot be underestimated.
Delta Components of Assessment
Module One assessment is via a written examination.
Questions set are in a practical context which assumes that candidates have a practical background.
Module Two assessment is via a combination of coursework (including observed lessons), written assignments, and an externally-assessed lesson observation.
In the written assignments, you will need to analyse, explain and justify selected content and approaches taken.
Module Three assessment is via an extended written assignment in the form of a practice based research project.
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 London
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 London.
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 outstanding balance is due 4 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.
How to Pay
Payments (deposit & balance) can be made directly to the School via Bank Transfer (add £15 for bank charges) or debit / credit card (there is a 3% surcharge for credit cards) – all major cards accepted, except Diner’s Club and American Express.
Conditions of Enrolment
Please note that enrolment on our courses is subject to the following:
- Deposits are non-refundable.
- You must pay the balance of your course fees no later than 4 weeks before your course begins. Otherwise, you may be placed on a reserve list and risk losing your place. We will make other arrangements for you if yours is a late booking or your interview date is within 3 weeks of the start of your course.
- Course cancellation fees: If you cancel your course more than 4 weeks before the course starts – full refund of course fees less cancellation fee £100 in addition to deposit £100; if you cancel your course less than 4 weeks before the course starts – no refund of course fees. You also lose the Accommodation Finding Fee and Homestay deposit (if applicable) if you book accommodation in London and give less than 7 day’s notice of cancellation.
- Please note that there are no refunds if you leave the course once it has started. However, in the case of extreme or unavoidable circumstances such as serious illness, we may allow you to join a later course upon payment of a second course deposit (£100). It will be at the Teacher Training Centre’s absolute discretion to deem whether or not the circumstances were extreme or unavoidable. The date for joining a later course would be mutually agreed between you and the Training Centre London. Courses may only be deferred once.
- The Training Centre cannot be held liable for any losses to trainees other than those covered by its public liability insurance for its London once. Trainees taking courses outside their home country are strongly advised to take medical / personal effects /cancellation, etc. insurance to cover themselves. Trainees should not purchase their flight tickets (if applicable) for courses more than three weeks in advance of the course starting date.
- Please note that in arranging accommodation, the Training Centre London is acting as the supplier’s agent.
- The College cannot be held responsible for the loss or theft of personal belongings.
- On part-time courses, some Mondays may be replaced by Wednesdays if there are any Bank Holiday Mondays within the course dates.
- Your course fees cover the following: use of the Training Centre’s Library & study materials; Internet access.
- You will be required to pay for any damage to photocopiers and/or printers caused by negligent use. This includes, but is not restricted to, the use of incorrect acetates.