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Our Cambridge English Diploma in English Language Teaching (Delta) is designed for experienced English language teachers who would like to improve their existing skills and develop new techniques to progress their career.

The Delta qualification is a balance of theory and practice that will enhance your understanding of the English Language, while examining in depth the principles of effective teaching and the practical skills required for teaching English.

Our Cambridge Delta is accredited at level 7 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). This means the Delta is of a similar academic level to a Master's degree.

Course details

  • Minimum English level: C2 advanced+
  • Minimum ELT training: ELT certificate
  • Minimum ELT experience: 2 years
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Start dates: 2 October 2017, 5 March 2018, 1 October 2018
  • Lesson time a week: 30 hours
  • Lesson days: Monday to Friday
  • Lesson times: 9:00 to 16:00
  • Course length: 8-10 weeks
  • Cost: £2,950
  • Cambridge fee: £328

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for experienced English language teachers who would like to develop new techniques and progress in their career.

Course objectives

The Delta is a qualification that is a balance of theory and practice. It will enhance your understanding of the English language while examining in depth the principes of effective teaching and the practical skills required for teaching English.

It is made up of three modules and can be taken together or alone. Cambridge recognises each one separately so candidates can choose to do all or part of the programme but still be assured of a recognised certification. Completing all three modules successfully will lead to the full Diploma award.

Course content

The Delta focuses on knowledge and understanding of teaching methodologies, development of classroom practice, lesson preparation, teaching practice and written assignments. It offers in-depth preparation for all three modules.

Module 1: Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching.
This module allow participants to extend their background knowledge and understanding of language, methodology and teaching resources. It also allows candidates to accredit prior learning and knowledge gained through teaching and experience. 

Written exam: 7 December 2016, 6 June 2017, 6 December 2017

Module 2: Developing Professional Practice.
Module two looks at developing candidates further through focusing on classroom practice, deepening the understanding of language, skills, principles underlying methodologies and approaches. It also allows candidates with an MA in ELT/ESOL or Applied Linguistics to gain more practical experience. 

Assessment completed during course

Module 3: Extending practice and English language teaching specialisation.
This module focuses on specialisation. It is for candidates who already specialise but do not possess a formal qualification in the area of expertise or for candidates who want to develop an understanding of a specialist area but have no experience. It can also be used for candidates who already hold a Delta or a formal qualification in a specialism but wish to gain an understanding of a further specialism. 

Some of the specialisms may include:

  • Business English
  • Young Learners
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • ELT Management
  • Learners with Special Requirements

Assessment submitted June or December 

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You can apply for a Delta course at any time and, if offered a place, the offer is valid for up to a year after the date of acceptance.

To apply for this course, please follow the booking procedure below. Acceptance on to this course is dependent on the successful completion of written tasks and an interview which means that no money is taken at this stage.

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