Blended Delta 123

The Blended Delta offers the best of both, combining online modules with a face-to-face Module 2. You have the flexibility to study for Modules 1 and 3 online with Distance Delta, and you get the benefit of being part of our school in Covent Garden in London for the practical Module 2. IH London is the only school to offer the Distance Delta modules in partnership with the British Council.

Start dates: 3 March, 1 Sept 2019

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Apply online at The Distance Delta website

Course content

The Delta is an advanced blend of theory and practice that will deepen your knowledge and understanding of English language teaching.

Module 1: Understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching
This module focuses on extending and developing candidates’ knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning English in a range of contexts. Topics include:

  • Different teaching approaches and methodologies
  • Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems
  • Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning

Assessment: written exam
Method: Online with Distance Delta

Module 2: Developing Professional Practice
This module focuses on developing awareness and expertise in the principles and professional practice of teaching English in a range of contexts. Topics include:

  • The language learner and the language learning context
  • Evaluating, selecting and using resources and materials for teaching purposes
  • Observe and evaluate other teachers’ lessons

Assessment: portfolio of coursework (including background essays, observed lessons and a professional development assignment)

Method: Face-to-face at IH London

Module 3: Extending Practice and ELT Specialism

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 a specialism.

Some of the specialisms include:

  • Business English
  • Teaching young learners
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Teaching English to learners with special requirements

Assessment: written assignment

Method: Online with Distance Delta

You can find out more about each module on the Cambridge English website


If you have any questions about the Delta, we’d be happy to help. Email the teacher training team at