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DELTA Teacher Training Courses

The Cambridge DELTA is for experienced English Language teachers who want to gain an additional qualification. It opens doors to senior teaching positions, teacher training, academic management, as well as putting you ahead in an increasingly competitive EFL jobs market. Most importantly, it helps you develop into a more principled, aware and developed teacher.  

We offer a variety of flexible course options to get exactly the right course for you.

The full DELTA consists of three separate modules, as outlined by Cambridge DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) | Cambridge English. You can take each module separately or all three intensively together.

MODULE ONE: EXAM

  • 3 hour exam, in 2x 90 minute papers

  • Exam sessions first week of June and December each year

  • Tests understanding of language, methodology and resources for teaching

MODULE TWO: TEACHING PRACTICE

Input sessions, teaching practice, candidate reflection and peer and tutor feedback 

Assessed by:

  • 4x internally assessed lessons with background essays and full lesson plans (3x internal assessments, 1x external assessment)

  • PDA (Professional Development Assignment)

MODULE THREE: ASSIGNMENT

Independent research to write a 4,500 word assignment

Designing and justifying a (min.) 20 hour course for a specialist area of EFL teaching

Assessment submissions first week of June and December each year!

COURSE OPTIONS – SEPERATE MODULES

MODULE ONE

Full time & face to face

Part time & online

27th – 30th August 2024

 

9am – 3pm

Monday – Friday 

 

 

 

 

*This course is exam strategy only – no content input

Start: February 5th 2024 (12 weeks)**

OR

Start: September 16th  2024 (12 weeks)**

 

1x 60 mins live session per week

+ pre-session reading & tasks

+ post-session practice

 

** Timetabled weeks off for national /school holidays

£495

Plus Cambridge exam assessment fee

£595

Plus Cambridge exam assessment fee

MODULE TWO

Full time & face to face

22nd July – 6th September (7 weeks)


9am – 5pm

Monday – Friday

£2500 plus Cambridge assessment fee

MODULE THREE

Full time & face to face

 

15th – 19th July 2024

 

Input 9am – 12pm

Monday – Friday 

 

+ post-session research and assignment writing

Submission of drafts

Written comments on drafts + tutorials on assignment progress ongoing for December or June submission

Part time & online

 

Start: February 5th 2024 (12 weeks)**

OR

Start: September 16th  2024 (12 weeks)**

 

1x 60 mins live session per week for input

+ post-session research and assignment writing

Submission of drafts

Written comments on drafts + tutorials on assignment progress for December or June submission

 

** Timetabled weeks off for national /school holidays

£495

Plus Cambridge exam assessment fee

£595

Plus Cambridge exam assessment fee

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COURSE OPTIONS – COMBINED MODULES

FULL TIME & FACE TO FACE

MODULE THREE: ASSIGNMENT

MODULE TWO: TEACHING PRACTICE

MODULE ONE: EXAM*

*This course is exam strategy only –content input is delivered in Module Two course

All 3 modules

Modules Three and Two

Modules Two and One

Modules Three and One

15th – 19th July 2024 (1 week)

15th – 19th July 2024 (1 week)

15th – 19th July 2024 (1 week)

22nd July – 6th September 2024

(7 weeks)

22nd July – 6th September 2024

(7 weeks)

22nd July – 6th September 2024

(7 weeks)

27th – 30th August 2024

(1 week)

27th – 30th August 2024

(1 week)

27th – 30th August 2024

(1 week)

8 weeks

£3000

plus £200 assessment fee

8 weeks

(1 week input break

27th – 30th August 2024)

£2700

plus £200 assessment fee

7 weeks

£2700

plus £200 assessment fee

2 (separate) weeks

 £900

plus £200 assessment fee

Is this course for me?

 

The ideal DELTA candidate:

 

  • Has an initial ELT qualification (CELTA or equivalent)

  • Has 2 years experience

  • Has experience in different teaching contexts and with different class types

  • Is willing to be challenged and to change their teaching practice

  • Can research and write essays

  • Can take in information quickly, and meet deadlines

  • Responds well to constructive feedback

  • Is ready to experiment

  • Supports their course mates

  • Wants to find out why they do what they do in the classroom, to build a principled approach to their teaching

 

A DELTA from IH Newcastle gives you:

 

  • A supportive face to face environment with friendly tutors and colleagues on tap

  • Access to a very well-resourced working language school

  • Very friendly, experienced and well-qualified trainers (who are also practicing teachers themselves – we know just what it’s like)

  • Flexible options

  • The possibility of a qualification in just 8 weeks

  • A step up in the TEFL jobs market

  • The chance to study in the most beautiful and easy city in the North of England!

What are the key advantages and outcomes of this course?


The DELTA course at IH Newcastle is practical, so that our qualified teachers have both an internationally recognised certificate which opens doors, and the concrete improvements in their teaching to justify that qualification.


A DELTA from International House Newcastle is especially highly regarded, so doing the course with us will: - give you a top-level qualification in just eight weeks.


- provide options for flexibility with assessment for Modules One and Three if necessary.
- give you access to a well-equipped school and a very experienced DELTA teacher training department.

-enable you to learn from experienced, highly committed and very attentive tutors, who are practising teachers themselves and always on hand to support you.
-give you the benefit of doing DELTA alongside others - you will inspire, motivate and learn from your course-mates in this face-to-face environment.
- increase your prospects of promotion into senior teacher, management and teacher training roles.
- increase opportunities for teaching in a wider range of institutions, including universities, e.g. on pre- sessional course (where DELTA is often preferred to a Master's because of the practical element). -develop your ability to plan, implement and evaluate your teaching, making you a more independent and principled teacher.
- allow you the chance to study and live in a vibrant UK city and experience the friendly people and varied culture in the north of England.

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