DELTA Course programme
• 8 weeks in July and August, with a daily 3 hours' input and 2 hours' teaching practice, plus home study.
• Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.00, including input, teaching practice and feedback. This course requires extensive work in the evenings and weekends outside the timetabled hours shown below.
Successful candidates will be issued with a Delta Module Two certificate about three months after their entry with one of the following pass grades: Pass, Pass with Merit, or Pass with Distinction. Certificates will be sent to LTTB and then passed on to the candidate. Some universities accept Delta Module Two as credit towards a Masters qualification. Course credits may vary; please enquire with the university directly.
Face-to-face course outline
• Seminars on relevant practical teaching-related topics, tutorials and lesson-planning advice
• Guidance on reading and study
• Teaching practical observed lessons with classes of students at LTTB
• Detailed feedback and support from the tutors
• The face-to-face option in Brussels includes all the required teaching practice, and the assessment is arranged for you with no additional assessor travel costs to cover.
Assessment of Delta M2 is through a Teaching Practice Portfolio which consists of: (1) Four language skills/systems assignments (LSA, two skills and two systems) that include a written element and assessed teaching practice, one of which is externally assessed.
Each of these includes:
• A background essay (2,000 - 2,500 words)
• The planning, teaching and evaluation of an observed lesson related to the chosen area The final lesson will be externally assessed, i.e. it will be assessed by a Cambridge English registered external assessor. (2) A Professional Development Assignment (PDA) that involves identification of developmental needs and focus on these throughout the course along with an experimental teaching practice component.
The PDA consists of:
• Reflection and Action (including one diagnostic lesson observation) (2,000 - 2,500 words)
• Experimental Practice (2,000 - 2,500 words)
Please note that the face-to-face module is very intensive. You should ensure that you do not have other time consuming commitments during the course and are in good physical and mental health before embarking on the Delta Module Two.
Module One: Understanding language, methodology and resources
The exam can be sat at Language Teacher Training in Belgium in December after your course, or in June or December each following year. We make the arrangements for the exam on your behalf; if you decide to sit the exam for the upcoming exam date we need to know at least two months beforehand to complete payment and booking procedures in good time. The exam fee is charged by Cambridge English and invoiced by LTTB on their behalf.
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
The exam itself is made up of two 1½ hour papers taken on the same day. Successful candidates will be issued with a Delta Module One certificate with one of the following pass grades: Pass, Pass with Merit, or Pass with Distinction. Certificates will be sent to LTTB and then passed on to the candidate.