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DELTA 1

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COST
Enrollment Fee: Us$45
Course Fee: Us$ 588
You can pay the course in three installments of Us$ 196 (March - June - September 2021) or in six installments of Us$98 , to be paid before the tenth of each month (March to September 2021).


INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVE 

Delta in a nutshell The Cambridge Delta 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, update their teaching knowledge and improve their practice. 

On the Delta, you will: 

  • extend your knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of English language teaching. 
  • critically examine your current beliefs and practices as a teacher. 
  • extend your knowledge of English language teaching in various contexts.
  • develop your career and apply for more senior roles. 

Because Delta is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge, it is internationally recognised, highly respected and a benchmark for quality. 

“Ofqual, the exams regulator of the UK government, has confirmed that Cambridge ESOL’s Delta qualification for teachers is at the same level as a Master’s degree or a professional diploma in the European Union. This is a result of Delta being placed at level 7 of the UK government’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF), making it the only English language teaching diploma currently included at this level.” 

All candidates also receive a 1-year Membership of Cambridge English Teacher along with their final certificate, at no extra cost. This continuous professional development website supports your training and career through short courses, webinars with experts, knowledge. 

Delta Module One is designed to enable candidates to:

  • develop their knowledge of historical and current theories of first and second language acquisition. 
  • increase their critical awareness of approaches and methodologies. 
  • extend their knowledge of language systems and skills and the ways in which they are used. 
  • increase their knowledge of learners’ problems in developing language and skills proficiency. 
  • critically evaluate teaching and reference materials and resources in a range of contexts. 
  • increase their knowledge of the role and methods of assessment.


Areas of course and suggested reading list:

VOCABULARY
• How to Teach Vocabulary, Scott Thornbury.
• Implementing the Lexical Approach, Michael Lewis.

GRAMMAR
• The English Verb, Michael Lewis.
• How to Teach Grammar, Scott Thornbury.
• Grammar for English Language Teachers, Martin Parrott.

READING SKILLS
• Teaching Reading skills in a Foreign Language, Christine Nutall.

LISTENING SKILLS
• Listening in the Language Classroom, John Field

SPEAKING SKILLS AND SPOKEN DISCOURSE
• Speaking, Martin Bygate.
• Beyond the Sentence, Scott Thornbury.

WRITING SKILLS AND WRITTEN DISCOURSE
• Writing, Tricia Hedge
• Beyond the Sentence, Scott Thornbury

PHONOLOGY
• Sound Foundations, Adrian Underhill

APPROACHES AND METHODOLOGIES
• Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching, Richards and Rogers

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
• An A-Z of ELT, Scott Thornbury.
• How Languages are Learned, Lightbown,P. & Spada,N.

RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
• Teaching and Learning in the Language Classroom, Tricia Hedge.
• The Practice of English Language Teaching, Jeremy Harmer.

TESTING AMD ASSESSMENT
• Evaluating your Students, Andy Baxter


ASSESSMENT
Module One is a written examination which includes two 90-minute written papers.

Paper 1
Task 1: labelling task on syllabus-wide range of terminology.
Task 2: definition task on syllabus-wide range of terminology.
Task 3: labelling and expository task on subskills, language features and features of discourse.
Task 4: review and analysis of learner error.
Task 5: analysis of authentic material .

Paper 2
Task 1: reviewing key concepts of assessment for a specific test in a specific context.
Task 2: reviewing ELT materials and assumptions about language learning.
Task 3: commenting on specific given issues related to language learning and teaching approaches.

COURSE TUTOR BIODATA
Alastair Grant is an English Teacher, Teacher Trainer, materials writer and Academic Director at Colegio Nuevo Las Lomas, Buenos Aires, and a Teacher Trainer at International House Montevideo, where he was previously Director of Studies. He was also Director of Studies at International House San Isidro, Buenos Aires. He has lectured in Methodology and Discourse Analysis at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional and is currently a consultant on the profesorado de ingles.

Alastair holds an Honours Degree in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Warwick in the UK, has completed the International House Certificate of Advanced Methodology, all modules of the Cambridge Delta and the Cambridge Train the Trainer Certificate.

Alastair has delivered teacher training at international conferences, at online conferences, for teachers’ associations, at local schools in provinces throughout the UK, Argentina and Uruguay, as well as at schools in underprivileged neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires.


Delta Modules can be taken at any stage in a teacher’s career. They are suitable for people already teaching English in a variety of contexts, e.g. adult, primary or secondary teaching, and are intended for an international audience of non-first language or first-language teachers of English.

The Delta Modules are internationally recognised qualifications designed for teachers who wish to build on their experience of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Syllabus and assessment criteria set by Cambridge English.

There are three Delta Modules which are separately assessed and certified:

 Module One focuses on the background to teaching and learning English in a range of contexts and is assessed through a written examination.

Module Two focuses on planning and teaching lessons and selecting and using resources and materials and is assessed through a portfolio of coursework and an externally assessed classroom observation.

Module Three focuses on designing courses to meet learners’ needs in specific contexts and is assessed through an extended written assignment.

Candidates are awarded a Diploma from Cambridge English for each module successfully achieved. Achievement of a Pass in all three modules confers the status of a full Delta qualification.


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