The Cambridge Diploma in TESOL (Delta) is for experienced English language teachers who want to take their expertise to the next level.
|Course duration||9 months|
|Total input||120 hours|
|Course schedule||Wednesday evenings from 17:30 to 21:00 and 5 Saturday sessions|
You have the opportunity to focus on a specialist area of study. Candidates will normally already have an initial ESOL teaching qualification, such as CELTA. Delta is accredited and externally assessed by Cambridge English.
Delta is known and respected worldwide as the mark of an expert English language teacher, and is a key qualification for a career in academic management, teacher training or materials writing. This challenging course will test and hone your teaching skills, as well as your theoretical grasp of the principles underlying your work. The vast majority of Delta graduates feel it has made them far better teachers, as well as opening up new possibilities in their careers.
If you regularly teach English language in or near Manchester, Edinburgh or Oxford, our trainers can observe and assess you teaching your own classes in your school. Alternatively, in Edinburgh only, there are regular classes at our school which you can teach for practice and assessment throughout the course.
Places are allocated on the basis of individual interviews. If you are based overseas or live some distance from the school, we are happy to arrange Skype interviews. Due to the high demand for our courses we encourage candidates to return completed application forms as soon as possible.
The complete Delta course includes three modules. All our schools offer an integrated course preparing for all three modules; in Edinburgh the modules can also be taken separately or in any combination.
Your knowledge and understanding are tested in a written examination, with two papers each lasting 90 minutes. The exam is set twice a year, in June and December; you can postpone or re-take the exam if you need to.
During the course you will complete a portfolio of five assignments, each of which includes both academic essays and practical teaching. Your written work and teaching practice are assessed internally by your tutors, and externally by Cambridge English.
An extended written assignment on a specialist area of your choice. Your assignment will include a course designed for your chosen class, and an essay describing and justifying the design of this course. Module three papers are accepted for assessment twice a year, in June and December; you can postpone your submission or resubmit your essay (once) if necessary.
The timetable will vary between schools and depending on the course format.
|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|