Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE)
Online: DELTA Module 1
Price Range £78.40 per week
Beginners Not for beginners
Course Length 12 weeks
Town / City & Region , Central England
Tuition Style Combination of Group and One to One Tuition
Tuition Hours Per Week 0.0
Ages 18 - 65
Course Type Online
Delta Module 1 focuses on the background to teaching, the theory that underpins it, practical applications and how these are informed by applied linguistics and language learning theories. It is assessed through a two-paper written examination. This 12-week course will focus on the key areas you need to develop in order to pass the Delta Module 1 examination.
It is recommended that a DELTA Module 1 candidate should EITHER be a graduate OR have a previous teaching qualification (e.g. CELTA), plus at least TWO years’ full-time teaching experience (i.e. 1,200 hours) within the past five years. Ideally, this teaching experience should include a range of levels and contexts.
Non-native speaker candidates should have a minimum language level within a range of between C2 and C1 on the Council of Europe scale.
NB: Candidates may still be accepted who do not strictly meet the entry criteria but who demonstrate they would be capable of completing the course successfully. Decisions on entry are at NILE’s discretion.
The course is intensive and requires full commitment. Assignments and tasks are designed to support your course work, aid your understanding of course content, and help you perform better in the examination. It is important that you complete the tasks and assignments on time.
Details of tasks and assignments will be provided at the start of the course.
The course consists of 12 weeks of online tuition, followed by a further week of online revision. In addition to the required background reading, you will need to complete various online tasks, several longer assignments, and some exam practice tasks.
This module begins by examining ELT terminology, from definitions of technical terms to the analysis of published teaching materials for sub-skills and discourse features. You will consider how these things would be taught to a specific group of learners.
You will then look at the use of authentic texts, analysing them for features of genre, and the meaning, form, use and phonological aspects of language items present in them.
Later in the course, you will examine strengths and weaknesses of student-generated spoken or written texts in relation to areas such as task achievement, cohesion, use of collocation and so on.
Following on from this, you will evaluate a range of ELT examinations and tests, looking at their effectiveness relative to their stated purpose. In a similar way, extracts from published course book materials (including resource books, teachers’ books and lesson plans) will then be studied in order to identify and discuss the underlying key language learning assumptions. You will also look at how other teachers have adapted or interpreted these materials and discuss what implications this has for classroom practice (in terms of methodological analysis, language acquisition theories, resources, and learner and teacher roles.)
For more detailed information about the examination please refer to the Cambridge English website.