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Cambridge Delta Diploma

(Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults)

General Information about this Diploma

The Cambridge DELTA Diploma is a professional qualification at post-graduate level (a Level 7 Qualification according to the British Curriculum Authority) and is one of the most sought after and well respected qualifications internationally. It is recognised by all British Universities and is fast becoming a prerequisite for some of the most interesting jobs in our field all over the world.

The course is ideal for experienced and qualified teachers wishing to enhance their career opportunities as Senior Teachers, ESP Instructors, Level Coordinators or Directors of Studies. The Diploma provides an excellent bridge for those who wish to pursue further academic qualifications related to TEFL at Masters level.

Course Description

The Cambridge DELTA Diploma is a professional qualification at post-graduate level (a Level 7 Qualification according to the British Curriculum Authority) and is one of the most sought after and well respected qualifications internationally. It is recognised by all British Universities and is fast becoming a prerequisite for some of the most interesting jobs in our field all over the world.

The course is ideal for experienced and qualified teachers wishing to enhance their career opportunities as Senior Teachers, ESP Instructors, Level Coordinators or Directors of Studies. The Diploma provides an excellent bridge for those who wish to pursue further academic qualifications related to TEFL at Masters level.

The Cambridge DELTA Diploma is widely recognised and valued by the profession and it is the first step to a career in TEFL which may have the classroom as its main focus but which may also take the holder into a number of other interesting directions, such as 

- materials writing
- academic management
- teacher training
- editing EFL materials
- promoting EFL materials 

The course is organised around three modules, each of which is assessed separately. During the last module (Module III) candidates may focus on an area of specialism from a wide range of topics (e.g., Young Learners, ESP, Exam Classes, and many more: a full list is available on request). but
covers other needs and age groups of interest to each candidate as well.

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The three Modules

The course is organised around three modules, each of which is assessed separately. To find out more about the syllabus specifications, assignments and examination, please download and read the new syllabus guidelines by clicking here,

Here is the focus of the three modules:
 

Module One

Understanding Language, Methodology & Resources for Teaching

Assessed via written examination offered twice annually in June & December(more here)

Module Two

Developing Professional Practice

Assessed via portfolio of background assignments & observed teaching (more here)

Module Three

Option 1: Extending Practice and ELT Specialism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option 2: English Language Teaching Management (ELTM)

Module Three

 

Assessed via an extended assignment on one of the ELT specialisms listed below:

  • Business English (BE)

  • Teaching young learners/young adults (specified age group required with 5-year range e.g. 8–13, 14–9) (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)

  • Teaching English to learners with special requirements e.g. visual/hearing impairment, dyslexia, ASD (SR)

  • Language development for teachers (LDT)

  • Language Support (e.g. EAL on mainstream teaching programmes; specialist skills support such as supporting writing needs) (LS)

Assessed via an extended assignment on one of the following specialisms listed below:

  • Academic Management

  • Human Resources Management (HRM)

  • Customer Service

  • Marketing

CELT Athens tutors are able to support most of the Option 1  specialisms and deliver input related to them during online or face-to-face courses or support through individual or group tutorials.

Option 2 (ELTM) is supported by an additional course designed and led by an international ELT Management expert, Mr Andy Hockley. For more on this specialism, please visit the course page, listed below.

Assessment

Module 1 Written Exams can be taken at CELT if you are following a course near the due dates (first Wednesday of June and December each year) or can be taken at any British Council or Authorised CELTA/DELTA centre near you. Module 1 assessment can be taken before or after the Module 2 assessment.

Module 2  coursework which includes written assignments and being assessed teaching both by course tutors and an external assessor, can be completed over 3-4 weeks at any time of the year candidates are able to be away from work. CELT organises and pays for assessor flights in late May, early August and late November. External assessments at any other time of the year must be paid for by the participants.

Module 3 assignments are supported and completed after the end of the completion of Module 2 assessment in Athens.

 

Module 1 

Module 2 

 Module 3

 

Exam

Sessions 

Assessment for Module 1 is offered twice a year on the first Wednesday of June or December

Assessments must be completed in time for the three possible Module 2 Awards Meetings held in June, October or December

Assignments for Module 3 must be completed and uploaded by the centre on the Monday after the Module 2 Exams in June and December

 

Exam

Location

At CELT Athens if resident in Greece (CELT handles statements of entry)
At your nearest British Council or centre offering CELTA or DELTA courses
(candidates apply to that centre which handles statements of entry)
 

At CELT Athens - an external assessor is invited to assess any candidates taking their final assessment at the end of a course.

At the candidate's chosen location; airfares and accommodation costs must be paid by candidate

Individual candidates wishing to be assessed at CELT at times other than those above will also have to carry the cost of the assessor's flight and hotel.

Assignment is sent to CELT Athens in electronic format and CELT Athens uploads to the Cambridge ESOL website

 

Module 3 Moodle Courses

We currently offer 8-week Moodle supported courses on the following Specialisms (more specialism courses will be added soon) 

- ELT Management (ELTM)
- Teaching Learners online through distance/blended learning (DL)
- Teaching young learners  (YL)

Below you can read full details of all three modules - something which is highly recommended if you plan to follow a DELTA course, whether intensive or part-time


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Who can attend a DELTA course?

Applicants must have experience of classroom teaching experience at a variety of levels. Please note that the DELTA is no longer a qualification for teaching adult classes. Your experience may have been with

  • young and very young learners

  • teenagers

  • young adults

  • adults

  • business/professional English groups

  • academic English groups

Applicants must already hold a first degree in English or have appropriate qualifications which allow them to teach in their country; in addition, they should have attended a teacher training programme such as a CELTA, COTE or a Certificate in TEFL.

It is entirely at each centre's discretion to examine and accept each candidate on an individual basis according to their background, experience, training and potential and exceptions can sometimes be made based on an overall evaluation of each candidate's knowledge, experience and potential to be successful.

Selection is made on the basis of

1.   Classroom teaching experience as described above
2.   Educational background & evidence of TEFL training
3.   A Language and Methodology pre-course examination
4.   A personal interview with the Course Tutor.

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Course Options at CELT Athens:

We offer two types of courses. Please click on each option to visit the information page and decide which is more suited to your needs and your schedule.

An intensive 8-week face-to-face course in Athens. All input and teaching assessments take place during the 8 weeks of the course

A part time 24-week online/blended course with input online and teaching assessments in Athens.

The courses offered by CELT are integrated and cover all three modules within attendance dates.

The only Module 3 content which we do not cover is the ELT Management Specialism although we offer a separate online course.

Each candidate must undertake an independent programme of preparation study prior to the course. After the end of the course, candidates will continue contact with their tutor for the completion of the write up of their Module 3 assignment work, but this is not face-to-face and is done online and via email. 

Important note: To run a course a minimum of six participants is required. 

School Details - Athens

The centre is situated in the heart of Athens and is easily accessible from every part of the city. It has been an Authorised Cambridge Teaching Awards Centre since 1993. 

The centre is especially supportive to its trainees, and offers:

Multilingual classes of adults where our candidates can observe and be observed while teaching. 

Excellent pre-, while- and post-course support through a DELTA course dedicated wiki with organised links, articles, and resources as well as sample assignments and videotaped seminars for preparation and revision. 

Free internet access and use of PCs for lesson preparation and materials design

The school also has an excellent library and resources, which have received high praise by all Cambridge Assessors.

Accommodation Options for the Athens stay 

Individual furnished flats are available from 350 Euros for a month (water, electricity & wifi charges included). 

For a furnished room in a flat shared with one or two other students, the price is 300 Euros per room for one month (water, electricity & wifi charges included).

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The Course Tutors
 

Read all about our DELTA course tutors here On a Delta course, there is no doubt that tutor qualifications and experience are crucial to the success of candidates.

 

Marisa Constantinides
 

George Vassilakis,
 

Sunny A Angeles,
 

How to Apply

1. Choose the start date which interests you. If you’re still unsure, please choose an approximate date for now – you will be able to specify later.
3. Download the application form and save it on your computer.
4. Complete it offline in your own time and email it to info@celt.edu.gr
6. Arrange a date and time when you can take your language and methodology screening exam

Tuition Fees

Information about tuition can be found here

CELT Athens is an authorised teaching awards centre

  
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For details regarding applications, content or timetable, please write to the Course Tutor:

Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens Director
77 Academias Street, 106 78 Athens, Greece

or send an e-mail to:  info@celt.edu.gr

 

Click to view information on the Intensive 8-week course

Click to view information on the Online/Blended 24-week online course

 

                                   

Centre for English Language & Training, 77 Academias Street, 106 78 Athens, Greece

Tel +30 210 3302406 | +30 210 3301455 | Fax +30 210 3301202|  E-mail: 
info@celt.edu.gr

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Moodle

 Page Contents

  1. Course Description

  2. The three Modules

  3. Module 3 Specialisms

  4. Module 3 Moodle Courses

  5. Who can attend the DELTA?

  6. Course Options at CELT

  7. School Details - Athens

  8. The Course Tutors

  9. How to Apply

  10. Tuition Fees

  11. Who to contact for more

Library

Access to a good library is crucial while studying for your DELTA.    

Suggested
pre-course
reading
 

Wiki Support

Studying before, during and after the course is supported through a Wiki which includes 

  • Keynote articles

  • Assignment templates and guidelines

  • Lesson planning templates

  • Sample lesson plans

  • Sample Background Assignments

  • Revision Links

  • Self-Access material online

  • Videos of lessons

  • Videos of tutorials on various web tools

 View our Wiki Contents

 

The wiki is an invaluable resource for candidates before and during their course. By clicking on the image you will be taken to the front page which will give you an idea of its contents- access however is allowed only to registered DELTA candidates.

 

 

 

 

 

Exemptions for DELTA holders by UK Universities

The Cambridge Diploma holder is considered as a holder of a Level 7 qualification. Ás such, s/he is entitled to apply for postgraduate training in British Colleges and Universities and is given credit or exemptions. For more information, please click here.

 

Click below to see books recommended for the DELTA

Books Recommended

 

Links to other courses

 

Trainees who have attended this course DO NOT need to attend Module II to prepare for ASEP examinations.
The Language Awareness course is also excellent as language preparation for those who wish to later join full methodology courses such as the Cambridge CELTA or the Cambridge DELTA Diploma or the Diploma in Translation Course or, even, to prepare for academic work in an English speaking university.
For further development after completing this course, you may be interested in one of our short refresher/top up courses such as the one on Teaching English to Young Learners, Teaching Exam Classes. Please check the CELT Athens course chart to view a full list of these short 20-30 hour courses.
 

 

 

 

 

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