This course aims to prepare candidates who wish to take the Delta assessment by preparing Module by Module – one step at a time. In order to take the exam, it is advised that you follow a course such as the one organised by our centre, or an integrated course which covers all three modules. The course syllabus and description of the examination and its content can be reviewed in the Cambridge Handbook for all modules which you can read online here or download and read offline. In any case, in order to follow a Module 2 course, rather than an integrated Delta course, at our centre, we require that you have taken and passed Module 1.
What you will cover in the Module One course
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.
1. Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
Historical and current theories of first and second language acquisition
How these theories influence teaching methodologies.
2. Different teaching approaches and methodologies, including current developments
Teaching methodologies, both mainstream and experimental
The effectiveness of these methodologies in different learning environments.
3. Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems
Features of language systems (e.g. meaning, form, pronunciation and use)
Teaching methodology choices in language systems.
4. Language skills and learners’ problems
Features of language skills (e.g. the subskills and strategies needed by learners)
Teaching methodology choices in language skills.
5. Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning
The practical uses of a range of resources in a range of teaching contexts.
6. Key assessment concepts and terminology
How to apply key assessment principles, such as validity and reliability, to classroom-based assessment.
Are you eligible to attend?
Before contacting us, please review the following questions to make sure you meet the criteria:
Do you have at least one year’s experience of teaching English?
Is your English good enough to teach at a range of levels? (Minimum CEFR Level C1–C2 or above.)
You will normally have an initial English language teaching qualification, such as CELTA.
We 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.
Where the course is delivered
The course is delivered fully onlineand input sessions take place in our state-of-the-art online live classroom where you can interact live with your tutor and fellow participants who may be in the same country as you or halfway across the world!!!
To participate in the webinars, you will need a fast connection, a headset and a webcam. A good headset is very important for online learning as input cannot be processed if the sound quality is poor and you are struggling to follow conversations! You will also have access to other platforms for resources and to communicate with assignment drafts, receive feedback and upload your work. To see more about what the online platforms we use can do and what they are intended for, please click on this link to watch a short video from an online presentation.
How you will be assesse
The Module One examination consists of two 90-minute papers, with a 30-minute break in between (3 hours 30 minutes in total).
Marks (% of total)
Labelling, short-answer and longer written responses
Longer written responses
Where you will be assessed
CELT Athens administers the Module 1 examination for all our internal candidates who wish to take it in Athens. In that case, we take care of all the paperwork, entries. payment of exam fees and invigilation of the exam. We do not charge our candidates for this service but we may charge a small administration fee to anyone wishing to take their written exam at CELT as an external candidate.
Our international candidates usually prefer to take the exam in their own countyYou can sit for the written examination anywhere near your location where CELTA or Delta courses are offered – but as an external candidate in which case you will have to approach that institution on your own and make your own arrangements with them.
Forthcoming course dates –
Module 1 Only Online Courses
Upcoming 20 week courses
February 1 – May 26 2021
June – 7 – October 30 2021
Upcoming 4 week short exam training course
May 3 – May 21 2021
Two 90 min sessions every week (interactive in a synchronous online class) – delivered over one morning or evening per week
Important note: Candidates who take this course and later wish to continue with our Module 2 programme will be given a discount from their Module 2 tuition fees.
How to Apply
Choose the start date which interests you. If you’re still unsure, please choose an approximate date for now – you will be able to specify later.