A DELTA course in Toronto requires significant time and effort. Make the most of this investment by studying with us.
Delta at EC combines seminars and lectures with teaching practice. This will improve your understanding of the English language, as well as demonstrate the principles of effective second language English teaching.
There are three modules. Module One looks at the background to teaching and learning and is assessed with a written exam. Module Two explores professional practice and is assessed with a portfolio of teaching assignments. Module Three is a specialist extended assignment.
The written exam for Module One, held in June or December, comprises two papers of 1.5 hours each. You can take the exam here or another approved exam centre.
The Module Two course is a part-time course, conducted face-to-face over 17 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (5:15 pm-8:30 pm and includes six Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm).
The Module Three course is a part-time mini-course, conducted face-to-face over two Saturdays, March 14th and 21st (10 am-3 pm) with follow up draft and consultation done via email.
The Module One course is part-time, conducted face-to-face over three weeks (May 11 to May 30, 2020). The classes are held on Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 5:15pm- 8:30 pm and two Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm with exam on the morning of June 3, 2020.
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Toronto DELTA Full Course Content
Our course consists of 3 integrated modules:
1. Input Sessions covering the six syllabus areas and exam preparation
1 - Understanding, knowledge and language awareness
2 - The background to teaching and learning English at adult level
3 - Resources and materials
4 - Working in the classroom
5 - Evaluation, monitoring and assessment
6 - Professional development
7 - Exam preparation skills and practice
2. Practical Teaching Assignments and Coursework
This involves input sessions, lesson plans, observation and post-lesson evaluation based on topics agreed on by the tutors.
A total of six practical teaching assignments will take place during the course.
3. Extended Written Assignment and Case Study
There will also be an extended written assignment involving a case-study of 4000 - 4500 words.
There is a mini-course to prepare candidates and support provided via correspondence.
|Delta Course||Dates and Notes||Tuition Fees (CAD)|
|Module Two||January 7- May 1 (in-person, part-time)**
6 Saturdays included
|Module Three||March 14th and 21st (in-person, part-time)^ until June 4 (distance)||$950*|
|Module One||May 11 – May 30 (in-person, part-time)***
2 Saturdays included + exam June 3
|All 3 Modules||January 7 - June 4, 2020||$5,300* (discounted)|
*(CAD = Canadian Dollars) Fees include taxes, as well as the entry fees for each Module. Discounted pricing on taking all 3 Modules in 2020. In the event of a referral to retake the examination, or the externally assessed teaching component, candidates are responsible for the required additional fees.
**Classes run Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:15 pm-8:30 pm with Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm.
***Classes run Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 5:15 pm-8:30 pm and two Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm.
^ Classes run on two Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm (in-person) with subsequent online support
Assessment: to qualify for the Diploma,you must successfully complete and pass the course work, including practical components. You must also pass a written examination.
Class Size: class size is limited to a maximum of 8 candidates for Modules Two/Three, and 12 candidates for Module One. There will be two trainers on each DELTA module.
EC Toronto DELTA Course Trainers: all course trainers have undergone extensive preparation in order to qualify as Delta tutors and are approved by Cambridge ESOL.
Suggested Pre-interview Reading: these are some suggested titles for reading prior to the DELTA Interview:
Principles of Language Learning and Teaching by H. Douglas Brown (Prentice Hall)
Principles in Language Teaching by Diane Larsen-Freeman (Oxford University Press)
Grammar for English Teachers by Martin Parrott (Cambridge University Press) by Scott Thornbury (Macmillan)
Uncovering Grammar by Scott Thornbury (Macmillan)