Cambridge DELTA Courses
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.
Cambridge DELTA 1
online and 7 annual face- to- face classes
on Saturday mornings.
Starting date: April 8th
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:
• How to Teach Vocabulary, Scott Thornbury.
• Implementing the Lexical Approach, Michael Lewis.
• The English Verb, Michael Lewis.
• How to Teach Grammar, Scott Thornbury.
• Grammar for English Language Teachers, Martin Parrott.
• Teaching Reading skills in a Foreign Language, Christine Nutall.
• 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
• Sound Foundations, Adrian Underhill
APPROACHES AND METHODOLOGIES
• Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching, Richards and Rogers
• 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
Module One is a written examination which includes two 90-minute written papers.
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 .
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.
Cambridge DELTA 3 On-Line
Delta Module 3 Completely online over 12 weeks.
The course prepares you for submission of the Delta Module 3 extended assignment
The course is completely online. The work for Module 3 is based on an extended research-based written assignment. It focuses on developing your English language teaching specialism.
Our 12 week-course includes preparation for:
• Choosing your specialist area and group of students or your one-to-one student. (See the list of specialist areas.)
• Designing a needs analysis to find out the class (or student) needs.
• Selecting, adapting or designing a diagnostic test to find out their current knowledge and skills.
• Analysing the data from the needs analysis and diagnostic test.
• Planning a course based on their needs.
• Planning how you will assess their progress on that course.
• Writing up your assignment.
Although a part-time course, please note that the course is intensive. You do not necessarily need to have your own current class, although it makes things a lot easier as you will need access to a class for needs analysis purposes. The work is all based on producing your extended assignment as detailed above.
(including the Cambridge fee. Most centres will charge this separately).
For further information and applications please contact:
You need to choose one of the following areas for your assignment:
Teaching Business English (BE)
Teaching English for Academic purposes (EAP)
Teaching examination classes (EX)
Teaching 1-1 (1 to 1)
Teaching Monolingual Classes (MON)
Teaching Multilingual Classes (MUL)
Teaching in an English-speaking environment (ESE)
Teaching in a non-English speaking environment (NESE)
Teaching learners online, through distance/blended learning (DL)
Language development for teachers (LDT)