The Cambridge ESOL Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (Delta) is a teaching qualification for experienced teachers of English to speakers of other languages.
|Price||£1,800 for trainees working in Oxford, £1,950 for trainees working outside Oxford. These fees do not include Cambridge fees.|
|Entry level||CELTA + 2 years' teaching experience|
|Course duration||9 months|
|Total input||120 hours|
|Course schedule||Wednesday evenings from 17:30 to 21:00 and 5 Saturday sessions|
The course is part-time and takes place every Wednesday evening from 17:30 to 21:00 (including a 30-minute break) and five Saturday sessions.
|First Session||Second Session||Assessment Focus|
Why do students make mistakes?
M2 Language Essay
Word and sentence stress
Skills & strategies
How to improve students' speaking
Inductive & deductive approaches
|Week 5||Learning styles||Grammar
Focus on form vs focus on forms
Product, process & genre
|Week 7||English in the world
|Introduction to the written exam||M1 Exam|
|Week 8||How to plan a skills lesson||Style, register & variety||M2 Skills essay|
The course is a challenging one and hard work! However, the vast majority of teachers who have taken it believe it has improved them as teachers as well as providing them with career opportunities. Delta-qualified teachers often go on to work in academic management, teacher training, materials writing and publishing.
Candidates' applications are assessed on the following basis: interview with the course tutor, written assignment and language analysis tasks. Participants are required to provide their own classes for teaching practice.