Updated: Apr 4
Why do a Delta?
Delta is the training courses for English teachers that sets the gold standard for teaching. It’s extremely sought after and highly regarded around the world.
It is the highest level of practical English teacher training, equivalent to a Masters’ Level of study.
It’s a training course for English teachers with at least two years’ experience in a range of contexts and with different class types. You should also have an existing teacher training qualification (ideally CELTA).
It helps having confidence teaching using the the communicative method.
You’ll also need to be willing to reflect on and change your existing teaching practices to become more principled in helping students learn English.
It’s required for career progression in many institutes, especially into teacher training and senior academic management positions. It’s often needed to teach generally in the UK, especially to teach academic English and in universities
Why do a Delta in Newcastle?
All aspects of our Delta course in Newcastle are very practical, enabling you to help learners study English as well as get your qualification. The Delta course in Newcastle teaches each of the 3 modules separately, and you can do any one module or any combination of modules.
Past candidates on English teacher training courses say that Delta is both the most intense and transformative experience of their lives. “It was more than just gaining a certificate, it had real, practical value and I use a lot of experiences and techniques learnt in my teaching now”. [Mike Hodges]
We have an experienced and highly qualified teacher training department running within a large English language school. You will have access to supportive, knowledgeable tutors and a range of students who study English to observe and work with. “I can’t commend the tutors at IH Newcastle enough for their input during this course. I got so much out of the input sessions and I was impressed by the quick turnaround for receiving feedback and how it was delivered”.
“Yes- there was a lot of work …, but the tutors were there to help every step of the way”.
You will have exclusive access to a dedicated Delta library.
We run an intensive, face-to-face Delta course, meaning that you can just get the whole thing done in less than 3 months.
You’ll be in it with others, so can encourage and learn from each other. You will need someone to talk to and let off steam – you can’t do that remotely. You can’t underestimate the value of being able to ‘talk things through’. “Rather than simply get us to pass the final external observation, tutors were demanding and genuinely wanted us to progress, both in terms of planning and execution of classes”.
As well as getting your qualification, your tutors in Newcastle are keen for you to genuinely progress as a teacher and build better classes for the rest of your career.
You can’t do Delta on your own – come and do it with us. “There were roughly around 10 of us on the course and combined with the highly supportive tutors, there was a real community feel. Everybody was in it together!”