London DELTA Course Overview

London DELTA Full Course Content

Input Sessions cover the six syllabus areas and exam preparation:

Application

Applicants for the London Delta course must submit the on-line Application Form. Those applicants who fulfil the entry requirements will be contacted for a personal interview. Acceptance on to the course is determined following the interview.

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Assessment

The Delta assessment consists of three modules which are broken down as follows: 

Module 1 comprises two written examinations of 1.5 hours each, to be held on Wednesday 06 June 2018. Paper one tests candidates’ knowledge of ELT terminology; writing and/or speaking sub-skills; and language systems (grammar, lexis, phonology and discourse). Paper two tests candidates’ knowledge of ELT testing; the aims, purposes and principles behind published teaching materials; and the principles and beliefs behind ELT methodology.

Module 2 consists of coursework. During the course participants must:

  • Research and complete a Professional Development Assignment which consists of the following:
    • One lesson which is observed by a Delta tutor. This is diagnostic in its aim and is therefore unassessed. This takes place between 15-19 January.
    • Three written pieces (comprising of a total of 2500 words), in which the course participant reflects on current practice and sets goals for development.
    • One written assignment focussing on a new area of practice (1500-2000 words + lesson outline), which consists of reading and research, a lesson observed by a colleague and a self-evaluation.
    • Ten hours of live observation of experienced teachers.
    • Research and teach three internally assessed teaching assignments each of which includes a written background assignment of 2000-2500 words. These take place between 5-9 February, 26 February-2 March, 19-23 March.
    • Research and teach one externally assessed teaching assignment, which includes a written background assignment of 2000-2500 words. This takes place between 9-13 April.

Module 3 is assessed through an extended written assignment of 4000-4500 words and focuses on the design and assessment of a specialist group of learners, Course participants can choose to research a specialism from the following list:

  • Business English (BE)
  • Teaching young learners/young adults (specified age group required with 5-year range e.g. 8-13, 14-19) (YL)
  • English for Special Purposes (ESP)
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Teaching examination classes (EX)
  • Teaching one-to-one (1to1)
  • ESOL learners with literacy needs (ESOL)
  • CLIL/Embedded ESOL (teaching English through subject/work-based learning) (CLIL)
  • 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)

If applicants have identified another area of specialism, they should contact EC London Delta for confirmation that supervision of the chosen area will be possible.

The deadline for submission of Module 3 is Monday 11 June 2018.

The course is designed to prepare candidates for all three Modules. In some circumstances, it might be possible for a candidate to take Modules 1 or 3 but it is not possible to only take Module 2.

Workload

As a postgraduate qualification, applicants can expect the workload on the course to be very demanding. In addition to attending the course on a weekly basis, we estimate that participants need to spend at least two evenings a week and one full day at the weekend doing coursework.

Entry Requirements

Participants should Ideally have a minimum of two years’ full-time teaching experience at the beginning of the course, and hold an initial teacher training qualification, such as the Cambridge English CELTA or equivalent. They need to have employment as teachers on group courses during the course as teaching practice observation is undertaken on participants’ own classes. Classes must have a minimum of five learners.

EC London Delta Course Trainers

All course trainers are experienced ELT professionals with extensive experience of all the components of the Delta course. They are approved by Cambridge English.

2018 Course Dates and Tuition Fees for each Module

The course fee is £3000. This includes materials used during the sessions and access to a Delta library.

In addition to the tuition fees, there is an examination fee of £336. Candidates who teach outside London will be asked to pay a supplement of £150 to cover the extra costs involved.

A deposit of £1000 is required on acceptance of an offer of a place on the course. On receipt of the deposit, course participants will receive a pre-course task and reading list. The remaining fee of £2336 is payable by 24 November 2017.

Further Information

If you require further information email a member of the DELTA team: 

eclondondelta@ecenglish.com