The work is based on writing, reading, study and practice exam tasks. It focuses on understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching. This includes:
- A background understanding of ELT, teaching approaches and learning in a range of contexts
- A knowledge of applied linguistics sources on the main principles and practices of English Language Teaching
- An understanding of practical theory and methodology needed for teaching a range of systems and skills lessons
- Regular exam practice with constructive and helpful feedback from the most experienced Delta tutors
- Online support, reflection and feedback from other members of your tutorial group
Develop professional practice and practical teaching through:
- Focusing on awareness and expertise in professional practice in a range of contexts
- Assessed teaching practice
- Possibility of focusing on specialist teaching (e.g. Business English students or Young learners)
Extend your practice and ELT specialism through:
- Selecting a specialism (e.g. 1 to 1, Business English, Teenagers, Younger Learners, English for Specific Purposes, English for Academic Purposes, ELT Management)
- Focusing on syllabus design, testing and assessment
- Focusing on Needs Analysis and Diagnostic Testing
For module 1 and 3, the application deadline is two weeks before the course start date. Where six or more people apply from one organisation, please apply three weeks before.
For module 2, the application deadline is four weeks before the course start date.
Step 1: To apply, complete the Delta registration form. If you have already done a Delta module with Bell please use the application form for a further module.
Step 2: Next, complete the application task (Question 10 on the registration form) in a separate document. The task involves writing 750 words outlining some of the general principles that lie behind your teaching (e.g. ‘language learning should be enjoyable’) and examples of how you apply them in the classroom. Please include examples from different levels and types of classes.
Step 3: Please also provide your most up-to-date CV and scanned copies of any relevant TEFL qualifications.
Step 4 (module 2 only): please complete this lesson planning task. If you are applying for module 2 online and wish to nominate a Bell-accredited regional delta trainer, please also complete the RDT nomination form and ask your nominated RDT to provide their most up-to-date CV.
Step 5: After completing these documents, please submit them preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively you can post them to the following address:
Teacher Training Programmes
Bell c/o Homerton Business Centre
Unit 14B, Neville Mott Building
Step 6: After receipt of your application by Bell, you may also be asked to take part in an interview, either in person, by phone or Skype depending on the module before a place on the course can be reserved.
Step 7: If your application is successful, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £300 for modules 1 and 2, and £150 for module 3 within seven days of being notified to reserve your place. The balance of the fees is due six weeks before the course start. Please note: We are unable to hold places open for applicants who do not pay their full fees when they are due. All courses are subject to demand. Please visit www.bellenglish.com/termsconditions for full terms and conditions
Certificates: Successful students will receive a Cambridge ESOL certificate for every Delta module passed. An overall certificate for passing all modules can be produced upon request.