Distance Delta 123

The most flexible way to study for your Delta. Distance Delta allows you to become an advanced teacher around your busy schedule. IH London is the only school to offer the Distance Delta in partnership with the British Council.

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

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

There are two options for the practical elements of Distance Delta Module 2:

  • IH London will train a local tutor for you
  • An online personal IH London Delta tutor

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

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

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

Apply now and pay later

We don’t take payment until your application is accepted. There is a written assignment and an interview as part of the application process, because the course is equivalent in level to a Master’s degree.

Your successful application is then valid for a year, so you can apply now and book on a date that suits you.

Apply online at The Distance Delta website

If you have any questions about the Delta, we are happy to help. Email the teacher training team at infott@ihlondon.com.