DELTA Module One

Assessment theories and principles, phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, discourse analysis, first and second language acquisition theories, approaches to language teaching are just some of the areas tested in the Cambridge Delta Module One exam. This course will systematically cover all of the areas tested, as well as familiarising you with the exam format and requirements, and helping you develop appropriate exam-taking strategies.

The Cambridge 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 a modular course, consisting of three modules that can be taken in any order.

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.

DELTA Module One Course Information


This course is intended for experienced teachers who wish to prepare for the Cambridge DELTA Module One examination, offered in June and December each year. All participants should have a CEFR C2 level in English and at least two years of classroom teaching experience.

Participants may already have DELTA Module Two and/or Three or they could be starting their DELTA journey with Module One.

The course comprises 90 contact hours online and an additional 100 hours of supervised study. Our forthcoming DELTA Module One course dates are:

  • 11 May – 29 November 2023
    part-time course: Thursdays, 10:00 - 13:30 EET

The course is fully online, combining both synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Participants take part in live online sessions on Zoom exploring issues in the core syllabus areas and complete background reading assignments and tasks in their own time on an asynchronous platform.

The course aims to prepare participants for the DELTA Module One examination and is divided into 3 parts:

  • Part 1 (18 contact hours) focuses on the background to teaching and learning English: theories of first and second language acquisition, historical and current approaches to ELT, learner language and error analysis.
  • Part 2 (45 contact hours) focuses on language analysis (lexis, grammar, phonology, discourse), the language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening), assessment procedures, teaching resources and materials, analysis and evaluation of learner language.
  • Part 3 (27 contact hours) focuses on the DELTA Module One examination: exam structure, exam taking strategies and practice exam tasks.

The course covers all of the topics in the DELTA Module One syllabus, which can be found here.

Module One is assessed by written examination. The DELTA Module One examination can be taken in early June or early December every year. If you are based in or near Athens, you can sit for the exam at ACE TEFL. If you are not in Athens, please contact an examination centre near you at least two months before the examination date. Please visit this page to find a centre in your area.

The fee for this course is € 710. Please note the Cambridge examination fee (currently € 150) is not included.

For part-time courses, it is possible to pay in three instalments. You can pay your fees via bank transfer, PayPal or with your credit/debit card.

A 10% discount is available to course participants who have already completed the DELTA Module Two and/or the DELTA Module Three at ACE TEFL.

To apply for this course, you need to complete an application form, complete a pre-course task and attend an interview with one of the course tutors.

Click here if you'd like to apply for our DELTA Module One course.

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