Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE)
DELTA Modular: Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching
Price Range £42.00 per week - £152.00 per week
Price Includes Course fee, Cambridge ESOL exam and assessment fees
Beginners Not for beginners
Class Size 12 maximum
Course Length 8 weeks - 12 weeks
Town / City & Region Norwich , Eastern England
Tuition Style Combination of Group and One to One Tuition
Tuition Hours Per Week
Ages 18 - 65
Course Type Teachers
Delta, or the Diploma in English Language Teaching, is a post-experience, in-service teaching qualification whose aims are to enhance your professional knowledge and expertise, and sharpen your practical teaching skills. It is, ‘a widely recognized qualification which helps you build better teaching practice and can lead to greater rewards and enhanced career opportunities’ (Cambridge ESOL, The DELTA Modules, 27/07/09).
In contrast to the full-time Delta, which would typically take you 9 months to complete and necessitate breaks from work, the modular format allows you to do the course over whatever period suits you. You can complete it in three years, for instance, or take one module and then leave the next until a time that fits your career situation.
Delta comprises THREE modules. Each module is independently assessed and separately certificated, and will be delivered through a combination of short, intensive face-to-face training and closely supervised online learning. You need to complete each module successfully to be awarded the Delta diploma.
Module 1 focuses on the background to teaching, the theory that underpins it, practical applications and how these are informed by linguistics and language learning theories. It is assessed by a two-paper written examination.
Module 2 aims to develop your professional practice. It concentrates on your teaching, and is assessed through a portfolio of observed lessons, background written assignments and an externally assessed lesson.
Module 3 focuses on a specialist area of your choice (e.g. English for Academic Purposes, Teaching Young Learners, Content and Language Intergrated Learning, and teaching a group from a particular cultural-linguistic background), and is assessed through an extended written assignment.
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