The Cambridge Delta Diploma
Deepen your knowledge and understanding of English language teaching with a Delta Diploma, an advanced blend of theory and practice that will help you to develop professionally. The Delta gives you skills and insights that will help you throughout your career.
The Diploma – Status & Recognition
The Cambridge DELTA Diploma is a professional qualification at level 7 as regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) on the Qualifications and Credit Framework and given premium product endorsement by NEAS in Australia. It is postgraduate in level and although it is not a Masters on its own, most UK universities will give Delta holders exemptions and credits on their MA courses related to the subject of teaching English, Linguistics or Applied Linguistics.
You can view the list of exemptions on several UK M.A. programmes here.
In the Cambridge Teaching Qualifications Framework, the Delta is at the level of Proficient to Expert Teacher.
The three Modules
The course is organised around three modules, each of which is assessed separately. During the last module (Module III) candidates may focus on an area of specialism from a wide range of topics(e.g., Young Learners, ESP, Exam Classes, and many more: a full list is available on request). but covers other needs and age groups of interest to each candidate as well.To find out more about the syllabus specifications, assignments and examination, please download and read the new syllabus guidelines by clicking here
Here is the focus of the three modules:
Module 2 – Developing Professional Practice
Assessed via portfolio of background assignments & observed teaching. To complete Module 2, attendance of a course including seminars, guides reading, directed observations and assessed teaching practice is obligatory. You can attend this course in blended mode, with content delivered online and teaching assessments in Athens or you can attend an in-person course in Athens over 6 or 8 weeks. N.B. Please check announcement below about courses during the pandemic.
Module 3 – Divided in two distinct strands (only one can be taken)
- Option 1: Extending Practice and ELT Specialism – Assessed via an extended assignment on one of the ELT specialisms listed here.
- Option 2: English Language Teaching Management (ELTM) –Assessed via an extended assignment on one of the following specialisms: Academic Management, Human Resources Management (HRM), Customer Service, Marketing. More about this option here
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on daily life and education, we are unable to offer new dates for in-person courses in Athens for the foreseeable future and have Cambridge approval to transfer all course input and Module 2 teaching assessments online. This instruction is valid for all our courses beginning in 2020 & 2021.
Our centre organises mainly integrated courses and we advise candidates to follow such courses rather than by separate module for two reasons
- financial reasons: you save more than 500 euros
- educational reasons: there is considerable overlap across modules and it is more efficient to take them together at the same centre.
All courses, integrated or by module, will be offered fully online as a temporary measure during the pandemic.
Course Type 1
Integrated – all modules – part time courses
Candidates meet twice a week e.g. 10 a.m. – 13:30 EEST. Days and times depend on candidates and their time zones.
All Modules Fully Online Part Time Course
Synchronous course delivery – Our online live classroom is fully interactive with audio and video available for every single trainee, not just for the tutor, and training is in synchronous mode. In our live classroom, you can talk, chat and interact, do group work and collaborative activities just as if you were in our physical classroom. Seminars and workshops are recording and are available to candidates for revision or in case they have missed a session.
Asynchronous course support – Online work is also supported by providing access to a rich and varied resource library and other support Learning Management Systems for communication, assignment support and examination practice for all Modules.
Online for 24 weeks
The online course is a part-time one and covers input for Modules 1 & 2 as well as introductory sessions for many of the Module 3 options within attendance dates, but candidates may choose to take each Module separately.
Candidates are expected to complete Module 1 & 2 studies and their assessments within 8 months of beginning their online attendance. If they have time, they are also able to complete their Module 2 assignment although they can begin their research and writing immediately after they complete the first two modules.
During the 24 weeks of the course, you will
Module 3 preparation
Preparation for the module 3 assignment can be completed immediately afterwards or up to the end of the calendar year. Candidates are supported remotely by their personal tutor. Completed assignments are sent to the centre electronically and are uploaded to the Cambridge platform for marking.
The ELT Management option is available as a separate option as well.
Tuition for the course is a total of 2500 euros and can be paid in instalments. Please email the centre for a payment schedule and ways of payment.
Course Type 2
Follow the course module by module
Delta Module 1 part time Course
Delta Module 2 Fully Online Course
Delta Dates at a Glance!
Module 2 Only Courses
Courses or individual support usually start 3-4 months ahead of exam sessions in June or December.
- Cambridge assessment fees are charged separately for each paper (a total of approx. 440 euros)
- Part time online courses can be paid in four to five installments – pls email us for payment schedules which may vary depending on the length and the amount to be paid in total.
- Calculate our tuition in your own currency here
- Delta internal candidates already attending our Module 2 course are entitled to a 50% discount on our independently offered 8-week Module 3 ELT Management course
- The times for the live sessions are calculated according to our local time in Eastern Europe. For more information about your time zone, please visit the World Clock Time Zone Converted page linked here and via the image below
Career development value
After the CELTA, the Cambridge Delta is one of the most sought after and well-respected qualifications internationally. It is recognised by all British Universities and is fast becoming a prerequisite for some of the most interesting jobs in our field all over the world. Delta holders find themselves eligible for more interesting careers including positions as Directors of Studies and Teacher Trainers – the Delta is a basic prerequisite for those seeking to become CELTA trainers.
Who can attend a DELTA course?
Applicants must have at least one year’s experience of classroom teaching experience at a variety of level and hold a first degree in English or have appropriate qualifications which allow them to teach in their country; in addition, they should have attended a teacher training programme such as a CELTA, COTE or an equivalent Certificate in TEFL.
Preference is given to teachers with recent and varied classroom teaching experience, related degrees and an initial training qualification such as the Cambridge CELTA. A language analysis and methods assessment is used as part of the selection process.
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.
- Download the CELT_Athens_Delta_Modules_Application_Form and save it in your hard drive.
- Complete it and email it to email@example.com
- Arrange a date and time when you can take your language and methodology screening exam
- You will be asked to send a recent lesson plan along with your application and exam answers
- Attend a personal interview with the course tutor
Requirements for online attendance
Sessions for this online course will be held in a virtual classroom space which allows trainees to interact with text chat, voice chat and video and collaborate in groups just as if they were in the same room!
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