Bay Vietnam HCMC CELTA Course

Delta Modules Ho Chi Minh City

Delta Ho Chi Minh City Dates & Fees

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Delta Eligibility Test

Recommended Reading

These books are often on the recommended reading list to help with Delta applications, during the course and as a core reference library for English language teachers.

  • How Languages are Learned, Patsy Lightbown
  • About Language – Tasks for Teachers of English, Scott Thornbury
  • Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching, Jack C. Richards
  • How to Teach Grammar, Thomas J Livesey
  • How to Teach Vocabulary, Scott Thornbury
  • How to Teach Grammar, Scott Thornbury
  • Beyond the Sentence: Introducing Discourse Analysis (Methodology), Scott G. Thornbury

Delta Ho Chi Minh City Dates & Fees

About the Delta Centre

This training centre in Vietnam operates the country's largest and longest-running Delta programme. When you undertake your Delta in Ho Chi Minh City, you will follow one of the most tried and tested Delta programs in the region and will benefit from experienced Cambridge certified trainers in one of the most established teaching centres, complete with modern teaching and learning resources.

As well as pre-course feedback and guidance on course preparation, Delta candidates will be provided with:

  1. A visa-arrangement service
  2. Help arranging accommodation
  3. An orientation pack to help you get the most out of your course
  4. Access to books and a digital library to support your research
  5. Membership in our online forum full of resources and advice for each module
  6. The opportunity to get involved in voluntary work, through the ILA Community Network
  7. Post-course references for employment purposes

Cambridge Delta Course Recognition & Career Directions

The Cambridge 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.

Teachers who complete the Delta can transfer credit to postgraduate courses at a range of UK and Australian Universities.

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.

More information about Delta courses.

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:

  1. have at least two years' full time (1,200 hours) experience of teaching English to adults within the past five years.
  2. have a range of teaching experience in different contexts and at different levels.
  3. be a graduate and have an initial teaching qualification.
  4. 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 your eligibility, get in contact with one of our Delta experts, who will assess your profile and let you know if you can apply.

Recommended Reading

These books are often on the recommended reading list to help with Delta applications, during the course and as a core reference library for English language teachers.

Delta Ho Chi Minh City Modular Format

The Delta course is comprised of three modules, which are assessed individually:

  1. Module One: A 3 hour written examination on understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching.
  2. Module Two: Developing Professional Practice (Teaching practice and assessment, observation of experienced teachers and completion of a range of practically focused written assignments.)
  3. Module Three: An extended course design assignment focusing on a specialist option.

Module 1 will cover:

  • historical and current theories of first and second language acquisition
  • approaches and methodologies
  • language systems and skills
  • learner problems
  • evaluating teaching and reference materials
  • role and methods of assessment

Module 1 Assessment:

  • Module One is assessed through two x 1 ½ hour exams in June 2014.

Module 2 is an intensive full-time course over 8 weeks which covers:

  • examining effects of different contexts on learning English
  • managing, supporting and maximising learning
  • planning and teaching lessons at different levels
  • evaluating different approaches and materials
  • developing the ability to observe and reflect on teaching

Module  2 Assessment:

  • Module Two is assessed through five assignments including observation of teaching to be completed during the 6 week Delta course.

Module 3 will cover:

This will depend completely on which area of ELT you are interested in (for example, Business English, Teaching Young Learners etc.) and can be taken at any time.

Module 3 Assessment:

  • Module Three is assessed by Cambridge through a 4500 word research assignment (appendices not included in word limit) submitted to Cambridge for external assessment for submission June or December 2014.
Delta Course Timetable Ho Chi Minh City
Delta Modules Pre-course preparationOn-line language awareness and terminology course.Approximately three or four hours self study per week.For eight weeks prior to the start of the course.The pre-course work is not compulsory but highly recommended.
Intensive component (Delta Module 2)Full-time study for eight weeks.Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm plus evening and weekend work.February – April OR August - OctoberThis component of the course normally begins around the Tet (Vietnamese New Year) holiday.
Extended Assignment (Delta Module 3) and exam practice / preparation (Delta Module 1)Part-time study for eight weeks.A minimum of 30 hours work for the Module 3 extended assignment.April – June OR October – DecemberTutor support for Module 3 available online. There is a minimum of one ‘mock’ Module 1 exam session held.
Delta Module 1 exam (and  Delta Module 3 submission)Exam.3 hours over two 1.5 hour sessions.The first Wednesday in June (and the following Monday).The exam is held at an ILA training centre in Ho Chi Minh City. Module 3 assignments are submitted electronically.


Delta TEFL Jobs

Find a TEFL Job Post Delta

As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website 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.

Employment for English Teachers in Ho Chi Minh City

Requirements for teachers  in Vietnam:

  • Previous teaching experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus English language teaching certification (minimum CELTA, TESOL, TEFL or equivalent) OR… B.Ed or PGCE in English or TESOL / TEFL / Applied Linguistics

A good Employee will offer:

  • Help with visa and visa renewals
  • Assistance in applying for a work permit and reimbursement of $300 for work permit
  • Free Vietnamese language classes

What you will typically need to provide to an Employer:

  • Updated CV / resume
  • Vietnamese applicants must include a covering letter, written in English
  • Copy of your passport page with details and photo / Vietnamese ID card
  • Copies of degrees/ certificates
  • University transcript (not always)
  • Letters of reference
  • A recent photo (3cm X 4cm)

Working Visas for Teaching English in Vietnam

Under Vietnamese labor law, a foreigner has to apply for and obtain a work permit in order to legally work in Vietnam and to renew business visas. The application needs to be submitted within a reasonable amount of time or you may be requested to leave Vietnam when your visa expires.

In order to obtain a work permit the school has to submit an application on behalf of the teacher that includes the following original documents:

  • University degree (BA or higher)
  • Teaching certification (TEFL, TESOL, CELTA or other)
  • *Police clearance certificate (*teachers need to have a police clearance certificate from their home country if they’ve been in Vietnam for 6 months or less; teachers who have been here for 6 months or longer only need a Vietnamese police clearance certificate).

After the school has been issued your work permit, you will be paid a $300 US reimbursement fee to cover the costs associated with getting the work permit.

How to Apply

  • If you believe you meet the requirements to do the Delta Course, contact us for an application package
  • Applicants who have satisfactorily completed the pre-interview task will be invited to attend an interview shortly after this date at the School or via Skype if the candidate is not based locally.
  • IMPORTANT: Please note that acceptance on a course does not mean a place has been reserved for you. To ensure a place the full fee must be paid no later than two weeks before the start of the course. Fees are not transferable or refundable.

Apply for a Delta in HCMC

How to Pay

Vietnam: you can pay in cash or credit card at any of our training centres.

Overseas: you can pay by bank transfer or credit card online.

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