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There are three Delta modules. All three modules include a focus on theory and practice.
Option 1: Extending Practice and ELT Specialism
Option 2: English Language Teaching Management
Download an overview of Delta.
This module focuses on extending and developing candidates’ knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning English in a range of contexts.
The table below gives a brief summary of the content. See the Delta syllabus for full details.
This module focuses on developing awareness and expertise in the principles and professional practice of teaching English in a range of contexts.
This module focuses on needs analysis, syllabus design, course planning and assessment.
You will carry out an independent investigation, leading to the design of a course programme related to one of the following specialisms:
This module focuses on situation analysis, planning and implementing change.
You will carry out an independent situation analysis, leading to the design of a change proposal in one of the following specialisms:
To successfully complete this module, you will need to have access to management data from a relevant language teaching context.
The table below gives a summary of the content. See the Delta syllabus for full details.
See full details about assessment for each module in the tabs below:
The Module One examination consists of two 90-minute papers, with a 30-minute break in between (3 hours 30 minutes in total).
Module Two is assessed with a portfolio of coursework. You will complete five assignments, which all contribute to the final grade.
The assignment has two parts:
Each Language Systems Assignment includes:
Each Language Skills Assignment includes:
Module Three, Option One is assessed with a written assignment (4,000–4,500 words). You are assessed in the following categories:
Module Three, Option Two is assessed with a Written Assignment (4,000–4,500 words). You are assessed in the following categories:
You can enter for any of the Delta modules by registering at one of our approved centres.
Before contacting your centre, please check you meet the following criteria:
You will normally have an initial English language teaching qualification, such as CELTA. Centres may still accept you on to a Delta course, if you can demonstrate that you would be likely to complete a course successfully, e.g. by giving evidence of previous successful study.
Find out about how to prepare for Delta