Announcement by Cambridge
Temporary adjustments to DELTA in response to COVID-19
To enable continued access to DELTA Module 2 courses for candidates during the COVID-19 lockdowns, we have made a number of temporary changes:
- Allowing approved DELTA Module 2 centres to deliver training online
- Allowing assessed teaching practice on DELTA Module 2 to take place in an online teaching environment, or by remote assessment.
These changes are approved for entries up to 30 June 2023, subject to review.
Online webinars to teach you the content
The online course is a part-time one and online instruction covers input for Modules 1 & 2 as well as introductory sessions for many of the Module 3 options within attendance dates posted on our website. Module 3 assignments are written after the online course is completed and are supported by each candidate’s personal tutor.
The course is integrated as there is a great amount of overlap in the topics covered for each module, especially Modules 1 & 2.
- Our online course provision is offered via webinars in an online classroom, in which candidates attend live synchronous sessions with their course tutors and fellow course participants. The input sessions, workshops and tutorials cover the syllabus of all three modules in an integrated fashion.
- The tutor and participants use webcams and microphones as well as text chat, and the VLE is equipped with whiteboards, ability to see handouts, powerpointpresentations, videos, shared screens and send and receive audio and video.
- Candidates can also interact with each other in the webinar room and in special workshop rooms called ‘breakout rooms’ where they can discuss, have workshops and plan/design just as if they were in a the same physical classroom at CELT!
Our candidates are also supported through access to our own Learning Management Systems for support, communication, assignment uploads and social networking which go beyond their course and form the basis of a great Personal Learning Network that has helped many with great jobs, career and professional development
During the 24 weeks of our online course, we teach the content areas in our online classroom offering full preparation. Nearer the Module 1 exams, a special Exam Primer course for revision and practice is offered free of charge to our candidates.
In the last few weeks of the course, a number of Module 3 specialisms are introduced as well as a number of Module 3 assignment core subjects such as Needs Analysis, Testing, Syllabus Design and Course Planning & Evaluation. Each candidate is given more individual tutorial time and further support during the writing of their chosen specialism assignment.
1/ Candidates work on the written assignments and teaching assessments first – During the weeks of the online course, candidates have to work on their Module 2 teaching assessments and deliver 4 lessons, 3 of them assessed by their tutors, the last one to be observed by a Cambridge external assessor. There are three Module 2 assessment sessions, in June, October and December each year and candidates can choose one of them for their final.
Assessed teaching practice on DELTA Module Two can take place in an online teaching environment, or via remote assessment. (Cambridge Assessment announcement) Click here to view the announcement. Read more details below:
N.B. You do not need a local tutor for Module 2 teaching assessments.
Your course tutor can observe you remotely.
2/ Focus on studying and reviewing content for their Module 1 written exam – After this, they focus, study and revise for their Module 1 Written exam with a specially designed Exam Primer course where they can revise content and format of the different exam tasks. There are two exam sessions offered each year, on the first Wednesday of June and December. The exam can be taken at our centre, if of course you happen to live in Greece but many of our candidates come from different corners of the world. They can sit for the Module 1 Exam at any Cambridge Awards Centre offering CELTA or Delta courses.
3/ After that (or in some cases, even before that) candidates start work on their Module 3 – This module requires candidates to have a class which you can assess and respond to its needs by designing a suitable syllabus selected from a list of specialisms; alternatively, if the ELT Management has been selected, access to a language teaching operation is important, Candidates do individual research from home, supported by their tutor online and can submit their work in June or December.
One of our current courses (with filters applied to protect identities) with teachers from Ireland, the UK, Greece, Romania, Saudi Arabia & Serbia.
Teaching assessments can be done in one of the following two ways
- You can teach your own face-to-face class and livestream it via Zoom or other similar service. Your tutor or the external assessor will be observing the video livestream of your lesson
- You can teach your own a class online in Zoom or a platform you use at your school or you can teach the class of adults specially provided by CELT.
All internal observations (three in number) will be conducted by CELT tutors except, of course, for the final one which will be observed by a Cambridge approved external assessor.
Who can apply
If you have some recent and varied classroom teaching experience, related degrees and an initial training qualification such as the Cambridge CELTA, do apply. Applications are reviewed each on its own merit, so if you think you are eligible because of experience and work on continuous professional development, you may still be accepted on the course. A language analysis and teaching methods assessment is used as part of the selection process. For more details, please send us an email and book an appointment with the Course Tutor.
Tuition for the integrated course is 2500 euros. Please contact us for details of payment as well as our easy-payments programme (4-6 instalments) for part time courses.
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 application form and save it in your hard drive
- Complete it offline in your own time and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arrange a date and time when you can take your language and methodology screening exam
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