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Advanced practitioners: Delta

The Delta (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is the highest qualification for English language teachers. A Delta sets teachers apart from the crowd as advanced practitioners.

Full flexibility

The Delta is a flexible course that you can study around your commitments in your own time, with full support available when you need it.

There are three modules you must pass to become Delta qualified, but you can take them in any order, pay for them separately and there is no time limit on completing all three. This means you could take them all in the same year or study one module a year if you prefer.

We do recommend you start with Module One and work through them in order, but if you feel that starting with Module Two or Three would benefit you please contact us for advice. Even if you have completed a module with another provider, you can still come to Bell to complete your remaining modules.

With a Delta you will be able to:

  • Understand the background to teaching and learning in a range of contexts
  • Focus on your awareness and expertise in professional practice in a range of contexts
  • Focus on a chosen specialism and on syllabus design, testing and assessment
  • Develop your career and apply for senior teaching roles

Module One: Understanding language, methodology and resources

Choose to study at Bell Cambridge (full-time, 2 weeks) or online (part-time, 14 weeks).

You will learn about:

  • Practical theory and methodology needed for teaching a range of lessons
  • Teaching approaches and learning in a range of contexts
  • Applied linguistic sources on the main principles and practices of English language teaching.

Module Two: Developing professional practice

Choose to study at Bell Teacher Campus at Homerton College Cambridge (full-time, 6 weeks) or online (part-time, 13 weeks).

You will develop your teaching skills by:

  • Focusing on awareness and expertise in professional practice in a range of contexts
  • Intensive guidance on your practical teaching
  • Assessed teaching practice (in Cambridge or in your own country by a Regional Delta Tutor).

Module Three: Developing English language teaching specialism

Online (11 weeks)

Extend your teaching practice through:

  • Selecting a specialism
  • Focusing on syllabus design, testing and assessment
  • Focusing on needs analysis, diagnostic testing and planning a course.

You can also choose to study the Module Three ELT Management option will Bell.

All modules are accredited by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge.

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Each year, Bell helps more than 200 teachers study for their Delta qualification.

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Erasmus funding available for all courses
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Courses at Bell Teacher Campus are sponspored by Cambridge University Press
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