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
Classes are on Saturday mornings or Friday evenings
Frequency: Once a month + on-line tasks
The course aims to develop candidates’ knowledge of theories of first and second language acquisition and to increase candidates’ critical awareness of approaches and methodologies used in a range of ELT contexts.
The course will also extend candidates’ knowledge of language systems (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) and skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) in their contexts of use and increase knowledge of learners’ problems in developing language and skills proficiency.
By the end of the course, you will be also be able to critically evaluate teaching and reference materials and resources in a range of ELT contexts as well as your knowledge of the role and methods of assessment.
The course is assessed with a written examination.
DELTA MODULE 1 REQUIREMENTS
You will need to have at least two years’ teaching experience teaching a range of levels, a first degree, an initial teaching qualification and the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
COURSE TUTOR BIODATA
Alastair Grant is an English Teacher and Teacher Trainer at International House San Isidro.
He 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 and all modules of the Cambridge Delta. Alastair organises and delivers sessions in teacher training both in-house and at local schools, institutions, and conferences, including the I.H. Director of Studies conference in London. His special interests are developing students’ receptive skills as well as studying Process Writing and Discourse Analysis.
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.
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)