Delta Module 1 Courses

This course aims to prepare candidates who wish to take the Delta assessment one step at a time.

examWhat you will cover in Module One

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.

Topics 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.

You can read also the Delta Syllabus below for full details.

 How you will be assessed

Module One Written examination

The Module One examination consists of two 90-minute papers, with a 30-minute break in between (3 hours 30 minutes in total).

Paper Marks (% of total) Tasks
Paper 1 50% Five tasks
Labelling, short-answer and longer written responses
Paper 2 50% Three tasks
Longer written responses

Before contacting us, please check you meet the following 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.

To find out more about the test you can download these free sample materials from the Cambridge ESOL website

Module One exam report – June 2015
Prepare for Module One by seeing how previous candidates have performed
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Unit 1 Saturday 5 May 
Session 1 (18:00 – 19:30) Module 1 Exam Tutorial 1
Exam Overview. Focus on Paper 1, Tasks 1 and 2 – understanding and using terms
Session 2 (20:00 – 21:30) Module 1 Exam Tutorial 2
Focus on Paper 1, Task 3, Task 4 – identifying language features needed for productive skills work; Evaluating learner language
Unit 2 Sunday 6 May
Session 1 (18:00 – 19:30) Module 1 Exam Tutorial 3
Focus on Paper 1, Task 5a – Language Analysis
Session 2 (20:00 – 21:30) Module 1 Exam Tutorial 4
Focus on Paper 1, Task 5b – Language Analysis
Unit 3 Saturday 12 May
Session 1 (18:00 – 19:30) Module 1 Exam Tutorial 5
Focus on Paper 2, Task 1 – Testing
Session 2 (20:00 – 21:30) Module 1 Exam Tutorial 6
Focus on Paper 2, Task 2a – Analysing teaching materials
Unit 4 Sunday 13 May
Session 1 (18:00 – 19:30) Module 1 Exam Tutorial 7
Focus on Paper 2, Task 2b – Analysing teaching materials and underlying assumptions
Session 2 (20:00 – 21:30) Module 1 Exam Tutorial 8
Focus on Paper 2, Task 3 – Methodology issues


Forthcoming courses

 N.B.  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,

Online Module 1 only PT   – 72 hours January 23 – May 31 2018
October 21 2018 – March 3 2019


 Application download 

Delta Module 1 Application Form