DELTA is an advanced blend of theory and practice that provides professional development for experienced teachers. It gives you skills and techniques that will help you throughout your career.
DELTA is currently accredited in the UK at Level 7 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is a 60-credit qualification. Level 7 equates to Master’s level in terms of content.
At ACE TEFL you can choose to do an integrated (all modules) DELTA course or do the DELTA modules of your choice separately in any order you like. This page is about our integrated DELTA course. For details of the courses we offer for each Module, please see the following pages:
This course is intended for experienced teachers who wish to prepare, so that they can progress into more senior roles and teacher training. DELTA is suitable for teaching any age group, from young learners to adults.
To be considered for this course, you must:
- have at least 2 years of experience in English language teaching and, normally, a first degree in English or a related discipline
- have completed a CELTA or equivalent course
- be at least 22 years old.
Duration and Schedule
Our integrated course comprises over 200 contact hours.
Our next integrated DELTA courses will run on the following dates:
- 26 July to 30 November 2021 (intensive, online)
- 26 July to 30 November 2021 (intensive, face to face)
- 25 September 2021 to 28 May 2022 (part-time, online)
- 25 September 2021 to 28 May 2022 (part-time, face to face)
The fee for this course is € 2,200. It is possible to pay in up to three instalments (intensive courses) or six instalments (part-time courses).
Cambridge assessment fees are not included; you can pay the assessment fee a month before you final asssessment for each Module. Currently, the assessment fees are:
- Module 1: € 140
- Module 2: € 150
- Module 3: € 95
You can pay your fees via bank trasfer, PayPal or with your credit/debit card.
The course aims to prepare participants for all three modules. It covers the DELTA syllabus, which can be found here.
Modules 1 and 2 are covered via group input and tutorial sessions, online or face to face, over a period of eight months. The group meets twice a week , for three hours each time. The topics explored include the following:
- Historical and current theories of first and second language acquisition
- Approaches and methodologies used in a range of ELT contexts
- Language systems: grammar, lexis, phonology, discourse
- Learners’ problems in developing language and skills proficiency
- Teaching and learning materials and resources
- The role and methods of assessment
- Lesson planning for different types of learners and different learning contexts
- Managing learning, face to face and online
- Evaluating lessons and courses
- Developing reflection and self-evaluation skills
Module 3 focuses on developing teachers’ knowledge in relation to an ELT specialism of their choice. As participants choose their own specialism, the Module 3 component of the course takes the form of individual one-one-to one tutorials, during which topics such as the following are explored:
- ELT curriculum and syllabus design
- Analysing learners’ needs
- Assessing learners
- Planning courses
Assessment and Certification
Each DELTA Module is assessed separately and there are different assessment requirements for each module. Successful candidates are awarded a Cambridge certificate for each DELTA Module. Once you have completed all three modules successfully, you will be awarded the Cambridge DELTA overarching diploma.
Module 1 is assessed by written examination. The examination can be taken in June or December and comprises two papers.
Module 2 is assessed continuously. This means that your final assessment is based on the assignments that you complete during the course and there is no final examination. The assignments are as follows:
- a professional development assignment, which focuses on reflection and evaluation of your own lessons and also includes an experimental practice component to encourage you to try out new techniques and ideas
- four language systems and skills assignments, each of which comprises an essay, a lesson plan, an observed lesson and a post-lesson self-evaluation; three of these assignments will be assessed by your tutors and one will be assessed by an external assessor.
The practical teaching assessment component (observed lessons) can be completed either with classes of students at ACE TEFL or with your own classes.
Module 3 is assessed externally by Cambridge based on an extended assignment that you submit in June or December.
If you’ve made up your mind and wish to apply for this course, you need to:
- complete an application form
- complete a pre-interview task
- attend an interview with one of the course tutors.
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If you aren’t sure what type of course is most suitable for you or you’d like to discuss your options with one of our tutors, please fill in the form below or email us to schedule an online meeting or call us on +30 2112672499. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.