DELTA Module 1

Take your teaching to the next level by gaining expert advice and invaluable input from our experienced DELTA trainers.

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Advance your teaching career with a reputable qualification

DELTA is a globally-recognised, advanced qualification for experienced English language teachers – accredited by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge. It takes serious dedication, passion and a commitment to continued professional development, which is why the qualification is so highly-regarded across the world and attractive to educational institutions in the field.

There are three modules you must pass to be DELTA-qualified. Module 1 concentrates on understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching.

Although the course is part-time, it is very intensive. You should ensure that you have the strength, space and mental capacity to take on the challenge. For Module 1, you do not need to have a current class, although it can help you make sense of some of the theory or allow you to put certain hypotheses to the test if you do.

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Minimum age
Minimum language level
Proficient C1
Entry requirements
CELTA qualification (or equivalent)

2-3 years of teaching experience
Student to tutor ratio
(depending on course size)
approx. 12:1
Course dates
2 September 2024 - 29 November 2024
17 February 2025 - 16 May 2025
1 September 2025 - 28 November 2025
Course fee
Exam fees
(June 2024, December 2024)
Bell admin fee
Invigilation fee charged by the exam centre
Usually between £50 and £120

Module overview

On this course, you will:

  • Develop your awareness of theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
  • Develop your knowledge of different ELT teaching approaches and methodologies, including emerging developments
  • Understand language systems and skills in their contexts of use
  • Identify learners’ problems in developing language and skills proficiency
  • Critically evaluate teaching and reference materials and resources in a range of ELT contexts
  • Understand the role and methods of assessment

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Module 1: Overview

A closer look at DELTA Module 1

Delta Timeline

Below is a timeline that outlines a potential pathway for completing all three Delta Modules. The modules do not have to be taken in order, but we strongly recommend they are. The routes shown below are just examples. We are always available to discuss options with you and help you plan your own Delta pathway to success!

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