What is the DELTA course?

The Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) is an internationally recognised qualification awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment (a subdivision of Cambridge University) and is aimed at teachers who have at least two years full-time experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language.

What is the modular DELTA?

Since September 2008, the DELTA course has been divided into three separate modules. There is a separate diploma for each module. Teachers can choose how many and which modules they wish to study for.
Module one focuses on the background to learning and teaching and includes language awareness and methodology. Assessment is by means of a written exam.
Module two focuses on developing professional practice and includes teaching practice. Module two is assessed by a portfolio of coursework, observed lessons, written assignments and an externally assessed lesson observation
Module three focuses on a specialist option such as young learners, English for Special Purposes, etc. and is assessed by means of an extended written assignment

Why should I do the DELTA?

You may be looking to further your career prospects. The DELTA is ideal if you want to extend your professional experience and accept new responsibilities as it not only demonstrates a commitment to the profession, but is also proof of your ability. Alternatively, you may just be looking for an opportunity to increase your understanding of the principles and practice of English language teaching to help improve your overall performance in the classroom.

Which module is it best to do first?

You can do the modules in any order. Note that we don't offer a module one course. We are, though, an approved module one centre, which means you can take the written exam with us if you wish.