Do you wish to take your ELT career to the next level and sharpen your knowledge and competencies as an experienced teacher?
Do you wish to get a widely recognized certificate awarded by Cambridge English Assessment and increase your chances of getting a senior teaching position or becoming a Director of Studies?
The DELTA Module Two course is part of the Cambridge DELTA Diploma, a Level-7 TEFL qualification recognised worldwide. The information on this page concerns the DELTA Module Two Online course option. If you are interested in the face to face course option, please visit this page: DELTA Module Two Face to Face.
DELTA Module Two Online
On our synchronous DELTA interactive online course, the whole course is based on synchronous interaction: you meet the tutors and other trainees online, on a platform like Zoom, and interact with them live; you work on tasks together, ask questions live, discuss issues live and, if you are attending a full time course, you see your tutors every day.
Teaching practice also takes place in an online live classroom.
At ACE TEFL, we have selected the interactive format for our online DELTA courses.
- We believe that even online, people learn better by interacting with one another face to face, so that they can learn from each other as well as from their tutors
- We believe in the value of personal contact between tutors and trainees and in the value of immediate support and feedback
- We believe teaching skills should be demonstrated in a live classroom, rather than being merely talked about (or worse still, written about).
- We believe tutors should have the opportunity to adjust and adapt the materials and tasks they use continuously, in response to the needs of the people in the classroom, whether that’s a physical or a virtual classroom.
This course is intended for:
- experienced practising teachers who wish to gain greater insight into their knowledge of methodology, planning, and language analysis and take their teaching to the next level
- teachers who wish to pursue a Director of Studies or Senior teacher or teacher training career
Minimum Entry Requirements
- at least 2 years of experience in English language teaching
- normally, a first degree in English or a related discipline
- CELTA or equivalent
- Age 22+
Duration and Schedule:
The course comprises 125 contact hours and an additional 100 hours of individual study. You can take the course full-time (7 weeks) or part-time (7 months), face to face or online. Forthcoming course dates:
- 28 January– 26 August 2022
- 30 September 2022 – 26 May 2023
The fee for this course is €1,450. There is an additional Cambridge assessment fee of €165.
For part-time courses, it is possible to pay in up to six instalments. You can pay your fees via bank trasfer, PayPal or with your credit/debit card.
A 10% discount is available to course participants who have already completed the DELTA Module One and/or the DELTA Module Three at ACE TEFL.
The course aims to develop your awareness and expertise in the principles of English language teaching as well as your teaching practice in a variety of contexts. Assessment is based on your performance in coursework (written assignments and teaching practices), which is assessed internally and externally. Successful completion of the course leads to the internationally recognised Cambridge DELTA Module Two Certificate.
The course covers all of the topics in the DELTA Module Two syllabus, which can be found here.
Assessment and Certification
DELTA Module Two 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 online classes of students at ACE TEFL or with your own classes – it is up to you which class you choose.
To apply for this course, you need to:
- complete an application form
- complete a pre-course task
- attend an interview with one of the course tutors.
Click below to download a DELTA Module Two application form; once you have completed it, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you the following day to schedule the pre-course task and the interview.
Frequently asked questions
Module Two Online FAQs
No, you don't. Module Two normally requires in-person attendance at an authorised centre. However, as part of their response to the COVID19 pandemic, Cambridge have allowed Module Two courses to be offered fully online until June 2023. This means that you can now do your DELTA Module Two fully online without spending any time away. Your teaching practice can be done with an online class or with an in-person class with the tutor/assessor observing remotely if necessary, with the lesson being live-streamed to them.
Yes, you can. You can use an online class or a face-to-face class that you teach as long as your class has five or more students. For face-to-face classes, it will be necessary to livestream your lessons to your tutors and the external assessor, so you need to make sure that you have the necessary equipment and a reliable, fast Internet connection. It is also possible, of course, to teach our classes at ACE TEFL, live or online. The choice is yours.
Yes, you can. We have online classes taught on Zoom for this purpose or, if you are in Athens, you can come and teach our live classes at ACE TEFL. It is also possible, of course, to teach your own class.
The course includes dedicated tutorials for each of the assessed assignments and lessons. On top of those, you will get a minimum of two hours of one-to-one support from your tutor for each assignment. In addition, your tutor will give you feedback on drafts of the first two essays before you submit the final versions.
This is an advanced course intended for experienced teachers with some previous methodology training. Normally, we would expect that you already have the CELTA or an equivalent qualification, but we consider each applicant on the basis of their experience and knowledge. At any rate, acceptance on the course depends on successfully completing a pre-course task and an interview.
No. Each Module is assessed separately and at ACE TEFL we have made sure that the syllabus for each Module is covered fully, regardless of whether you have completed other DELTA Modules or not. In fact, most people begin their DELTA journey with Module Two.
Assessment is based on the assignments you complete during the course and is both internal and external. The assignments you need to complete are as follows:
- A Professional Development Assignment, which requires you to monitor your own progress, identify your strengths and weaknesses and draw up an action plan for your own development at different stages of the course. This assignment includes a diagnostic lesson which you plan and teach at the beginning of the course and an experimental lesson that you teach in the second half of the course in which you try out a technique or approach you haven't used before.
- Four Language Systems or Skills Assignments (LSAs), each of which consists of an essay, a lesson that you plan and teach and a reflection on that lesson, which you complete after you have taught it. One of the four LSAs should focus on receptive skills (listening or reading), one on productive skills (speaking or writing) and two assignments should focus on two of the language systems (grammar, lexis, phonology, discourse). You are free to choose which systems or skills the assignments will focus on as well as what topic each will explore and in what order you will do them. The first three LSAs will be assessed by your tutors, while the last one will be assessed by an external assessor.
To pass the course, you have to complete all assignments and pass at least one of the internal LSAs as well as the externally assessed LSA.
If you pass the internal assessment but fail the external assessment, you have the chance to re-do the external assessment twice within twelve months. You will, however, need to produce a completely new assignment. You only have to repeat the whole course if you do not manage to pass either of the repeat external assessments.
You can defer the external assessment by up to six months after the end of the course, provided you have good reasons and you let us know in good time, i.e. before your external assessment has been scheduled.
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.