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Delta Module Three (Online)

Study online and progress your career with the highest qualification for English language teachers: Module Three.

Course type
Age of student
Language level
Advanced (C1) - Proficient (C2)
Entry requirements
Two or more years’ teaching experience and a CELTA qualification or equivalent
Course dates
24 February - 15 May 2020 / 14 September - 27 November 2020 Or choose any Monday of the month with online on demand
Course Length
11 weeks
£495 (exc. VAT, if applicable)

Who is this course for?

Teachers who want to progress their career in English language teaching and become advanced practitioners. Teachers must have passed their CELTA qualification at least one year previously and have two or more years teaching experience.

A Delta will advance your career, allowing you to move into senior roles such as Director of Studies or Teacher Trainer.

Course outcomes

Once you have completed Delta Module Three, 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

Course description

The Delta (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages) is a globally-recognised, advanced qualification for experienced English language teachers. It combines practical teaching elements with a strong theoretical background. There are three modules you must pass to be Delta qualified and it is recommended you begin with Module One.

  • Module One: Understanding language, methodology and resources
  • Module Two: Developing professional practice
  • Module Three: choose between Extending Practice and ELT Specialism or English Language Teaching Management.

You must pass all three modules to be Delta qualified, but there is no time limit for completing all three modules, so you can work at your own pace. The modules are booked and paid for individually, so this can be spread out too. Even if you have completed a module with another school, you can still study with Bell for your remaining modules. All modules are accredited by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge.

Course programme

Module 3: Developing English language teaching specialism

Extend your practice and ELT specialism through:

  • Selecting a specialism (see below for a list of available specialist areas)
  • Focusing on syllabus design, testing and assessment
  • Focusing on Needs Analysis and Diagnostic Testing

On Module Three you will be:

  • Designing a needs analysis to find out the class (or student) needs
  • Selecting, adapting or designing a diagnostic test to find out their current knowledge and skills
  • Analysing the data from the needs analysis and diagnostic test
  • Planning a course based on their needs
  • Planning how you will assess their progress on that course
  • Writing up your assignment

You will have one-to-one guidance from your tutor on each stage of the module.

Choosing a specialist area to study

You need to choose one specialist area from the set list below. For any specialism you choose it is paramount that you have some experience in the area and access to a suitable cohort of students during the course. It is not a requirement of the scheme that you actually teach the group, but in some cases it is highly desirable. Conducting needs analysis with 1:1 students or groups of teachers or young learners, for example, generally requires repeated meetings and observations, so regular access is a prerequisite.

Specialisms you can choose from

  • Business English (BE)
  • Teaching young learners/young adults (specified age group required with 5-year range for example. 8–13, 14–19) (YL)
  • English for Special Purposes (ESP)
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Teaching examination classes (EX)
  • Teaching one-to-one (1 to 1)
  • ESOL learners with literacy needs (ESOL)
  • CLIL/Embedded ESOL (teaching English through subject/work-based learning) (CLIL)
  • Teaching monolingual classes (MON)
  • Teaching multilingual classes (MUL)
  • Teaching in an English-speaking environment (ESE)
  • Teaching in a non-English-speaking environment. (NESE)
  • Teaching learners online/through distance/blended learning (DL)
  • Teaching English to learners with special requirements e.g. visual/hearing impairment, dyslexia, ASD (SR)
  • Language development for teachers (LDT)
  • Language support (e.g. on mainstream teaching programmes, specialist skills support, such as supporting writing needs) (LS).

The ELT Management option

You can also study the ELT Management (ELTM) option with Bell. Please note that:

  • Candidates who select ELTM as their specialism for the Delta Module Three need to have access to a language teaching operation (LTO) e.g. a language school or institution.
  • They also need to consider how they will have access to the data/information they will need in order to proceed with their proposal.
  • Candidates who choose this ELTM option should ideally have experience of working as an academic manager (such as programme manager, DoS/ADoS), or in a similar managerial role within an LTO.

Course includes

  • Full access to our new Bell Delta learning platform, approved by the awarding body Cambridge English
  • ETutor support at every stage with detailed individual feedback on every task
  • Forums with peer support and encouragement from other teachers
  • Online submission of your assignment
  • Special delivery of your certificate (you will need to sign for it)
The new Delta online learning platform
The new Delta online learning platform

How to apply

Application process

For Module Three, 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.

Step 1: To apply, complete the Delta application pack. If you have already done a Delta module with Bell please use the application form for a further module.

Step 2: Next, complete the relevant application task for your chosen specialism (additional tasks on the application form) in a separate document. There is one task for all specialism apart from ELT Management, and another one for the ELT Management option only. Please complete both tasks if you are considering ELT Management as one of several options.

Step 3: Please also provide your most up-to-date CV and scanned copies of any relevant TEFL qualifications.

Step 4: After completing these documents, please submit them preferably by email to Alternatively you can post them to the following address:

Education Projects
Red Cross Lane

Step 5: 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 6: If your application is successful, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £300 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 for full terms and conditions

Certificates: Successful students will receive a Cambridge English certificate for every Delta module passed. An overall certificate for passing all modules can be produced upon request.

Please note:

Courses fees do not include the Cambridge English assessment fee (£82.50).

We will contact you during the course to see if you feel ready to submit your assignment, and will invoice you accordingly at a later stage.